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Paph niveum - non-mottled leaved

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    Default Paph niveum - non-mottled leaved

    This Paph niveum came together with a batch of nearly 100 plants, purportedly collected by some fishermen from an uninhabited island about 40 km off our coast. The batch of plants consisting of niveums with the usual mottled leaves and also a few with very dark coloured leaves without any mottling, had just arrived at a local nursery just as I was there. These plants were destined for export, but on seeing my interest the nursery man gave me this as a gift. That was about a year ago.

    As can be seen from the pictures the flowers have very good round form, good strong stem, but the flowers are slightly smaller than the usual niveum. The plant too is smaller, but that could be due to my less than satisfactory care.
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    it is very nice,... also the extra information,.. thank you cattan

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    Quite nice. Personally, though, I believe I would prefer the mottled leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Quite nice. Personally, though, I believe I would prefer the mottled leaves.
    The mottled leaves are certainly more attractive, but I was intrigued by these unusual (for a niveum) leaves and was wondering if the flowers were different but apparently not.

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    Looks like this specimen come from Baling which is very typical producing at least for 2 flowers. Very nice.

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    Nice.
    I would do a 1) one with mottled leaves and 2) one without mottled leaves and hopefully bloom them at the same time.

    I did that with my paph phillapamense's. One alba, one regular species. But unfortunately the alba is the only one in spike.

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    Very nice Yew-Sung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Looks like this specimen come from Baling which is very typical producing at least for 2 flowers. Very nice.
    This one came from one of the islands in Langkawi. I have seen many from Baling but none with this kind of leaves. Many years ago I received a batch of niveums from Baling and among these were 3 or 4 which turned out to be almost without spots and if you grew them under heavy shade they sometimes produced almost spotless flowers. I gave these away to a friend who grew them for a number of years and when he moved to Ipoh the whole collecction died.

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