Really great blooms! Love the hairs!
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This is a discussion on Paph. Dollcevita - glamour shots within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Pulled out the velvet for glamour shots, now that the third is open. This first ...
Pulled out the velvet for glamour shots, now that the third is open. This first to open now has a N.S. of 14cm. Looks like it'll just have 3 blooms this time around (first bloom), but they all opened pretty quickly for one of these cochlo crosses, so on subsequent bloomings I might get 4 open at once.
Really great blooms! Love the hairs!
Stunning photography, Sue!
I actually dug back the other day for your thread, just to admire this flower again. I really like this cross!
I'm surprised you can support so many simultaneous flowers. I thought the Cochlos were like a Sorcerer's Apprentice Phrag - drop perfectly healthy flowers cause the next one's about to open. Maybe the simultaneous blooms come from the Coryo influence...
You got it. Most of these Cory x Cochlo crosses will put forth about 5 blooms total, but with only a maximum of 3 open at once; this is a middle ground between the simultaneously multifloral parent and the successively multifloral parent. My Henrietta Fujiwara put out a total of 7 flowers, max of 3 open at a time. It was in bloom for maybe 4 months total, and the spike was almost a meter long by the end.Originally Posted by Piper
Definately 1 to look out for.
Beautiful Sue! The plant looks so tiny for such huge blooms. I hope you get 4+ on the next bloom cycle! Our Henrietta Fujiwara is doing what you mentioned. I cannot remember more than three blooms, but it always seems to have more buds about to open. I have never counted the total number of blooms on it. I like it because it is multifloral, but since it is only light green, I ignore it a bit. I like a paph with some color! The Dollcevita you show here is amazing. It reminds me of Paph. Shireen a bit -- maybe one of the same parents or grandparents in the mix?
Anyway, very cool blooms and awesome photography!
Oh - sorry! Dollcevita is (liemianum x St. Swithin). Leafspan is around 40cm, or 16". So it's about a 3:8 ratio of bloom natural spread to leafspan.
I never thought about it before, but the N.S.:LS ratio would be an interesting thing to keep track of.
Very impressive photography!
With the mix of fun paph quizzes and beautiful photos like these I am learning so much more than I ever could just from books.
(Hint for future quizzes: Cochlopetalum species are very similar to one another. Paph. liemianum has a distinctive feature; the dorsal has a "halo". If you look at the Dollcevita, you can see just a hint of this halo.)
Hmm...liemianum certainly has a halo, but I remembered that victoria-mariae does also (not that you see this species or its crosses much), so I pulled out my Cribb, and glaucophyllum also has a halo.
Bruce, Paph. Shireen is glaucophyllum x philippinense
http://ladyslipper.com/1261j.htm (not the greatest picture)
Dollcevita is primulinum x St. Swithin (St. Swithin is rothschildianum x philippinense, for Paph newbies)
And I think Dollce looks a lot like Paph. Transvaal, which is chamberlainianum (aka victoria-regina) x rothschilianum.
So all three have a Cochlo parent (and as Sue says, they're very similar) and not just a Coryo parent, but either rothschildianum, phillipinense, or both!
As for Henrietta Fujiwara, I think yours Sue was an RVO plant, as was mine. I got 8 blooms last year (right when I bought it) with only two open at once. This year I only got three blooms but all three were open together. I get a bit lazy on fertilizing, which I figured was why I got fewer blooms. If I were to be extra diligent about watering and feeding, when would it most influence the number of blooms? During spike formation?