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Enchanting Ladyslippers in Bloom

This is a discussion on Enchanting Ladyslippers in Bloom within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Well, since this section is a bit slow at this moment, I post some pictures ...

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    Default Enchanting Ladyslippers in Bloom

    Well, since this section is a bit slow at this moment, I post some pictures of my paphs here. Since my paph collection is not as extensive as my other groups of orchids, they won't dazzle you guys, maybe in a few years ... Just enjoy!

    Paph. Clair de Lune 'Edgard Van Belle' AM/AOS
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    Beautiful alba paph, and the leaves are just as beautiful. These should be grown just for their mottled leaves alone!
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    Default Paph. praestans

    A recent acquisition, first bloom seedling! The bloom is actually bigger than the plant! I was also surpised to see the bloom is so dark. Maybe this is not true praestans? Or maybe since the bloom just opens for one week so it would take time for the yellow color to develop?

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    Default Paph. Onyx (Paph. Maudiae x Paph. Goultenianum)

    Another smallish cutie! The bloom is just as big as the plant!
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    Thank you ! Thank you!!!

    I am so deprived of slippers at the moment... this is such a joy to have!

    I love them all, and very interesting about your praestans... I know the family is in some confusion with some being called praestans, wilhelminae, gardineri and glanduliferum... don't ask me what's what though...

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    Oh I see! Tim, thanks for the info regarding the confusion surrounding P. praestans. I will look around to see what's going on!
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    Hoa,

    I had a looksie around the net and found the website of the Papua new Guinea Orchid News.. which I hope is ok.. didn't see any sales area so.. here goes.. it tries to explain the differences between the various species / varieties...

    Paph Praestans Complex

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    I am dazzled , they are very pretty . I don't have that many Paphs. either , Thanks for sharing yours . Gin

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    Hi Gin,

    Thanks for looking and the nice thought!

    Tim, thank you again for the link to the superb article. It will take sometime for me to digest the details. But it sure looks like fun reading! Very scientific!
    PS. at first plance i thought my plant looks like Paph. gardineri!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Oh they are spectacular. Thank you for sharing. The praestan (or gardineri) whichever its true name is, I like it the best.

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    What are you saying Hoa, all blooms are fun for me to see. I LOVE Paphs. Thanks for posting them!

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