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This is a discussion on Paph philippinense within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Dividing is also a good idea so that you have some back up. Wow you ...
Beautiful display. I also have one like this. I have brought it to bloom twice already. So far only 7 flowers in 2 spikes, as of its last bloom.
That's wonderful, perfectly grown. Bravo, Yew.
It's fabulous, Yew Sung. I live in the Philippines but I've never seen one. Shame on me!!!
About ten years ago, I bought one. A vendor belonging to one of our native inland tribes passed by my house. It had mottled leaves. At that time, I did not even know what it was exactly except that it was a terrestrial orchid. I planted it in the shadiest spot in my garden. Unfortunately, it did not prosper. It might have been one of the royalty you mentioned. However, now I understand that we do have many native paph species.
The 3 Royals I mentioned all have plain green leaves - no mottling. The one you had could be Paph barbatum or one of the Brachypetalum. A few years ago, it was quite easy to buy Paph philippinense but they are very difficut to obtain now.