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Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

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    Default Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

    Possibly my favorite (legal) species, Paphiopedilum kolopakingii is found in Borneo as a cliff-side semi-lithophyte. It was named after Atmo Kolopaking, a famous orchid collector from Indonesia. Here it is in bloom...

    Paphiopedilum kolopakingii


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    It sure is lovely! The flowers looks like they are all in flight...

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    A nice gargantuan Paph, Pat! I have a seedling of a selfing of 'Riopelle', but it's many years and meters away from blooming. Kolo doesn't seem that fast a grower. I also have a NBS kolo x randsii that's taking it's sweet time doing anything.

    Oh well...I'll look at your pics for satisfaction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    A nice gargantuan Paph, Pat! I have a seedling of a selfing of 'Riopelle', but it's many years and meters away from blooming. Kolo doesn't seem that fast a grower. I also have a NBS kolo x randsii that's taking it's sweet time doing anything.
    Wellenstein's 'Riopelle' is a very nice plant! I'm sure the selfing will add a little more variability to the species...

    My Paph. kolopakingii x Paph. randsii is starting to spike right now, with a leafspan around 30"... it is my ONE and ONLY remaining man-made Paph. hybrid... hopefully the flowers don't inherit the "Randsii Wilting"...

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    Oh dear... what's the wilting?

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    Very nice.
    My kolo is quite a bit of flowering size.
    Paph kolopakingii can get huge & it does pass it along to some of it's hybrids.
    I have a paph Bel Royal that has a leafspan in excess of 3 feet(individual leaves are over 22" long)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Oh dear... what's the wilting?
    If I remember correctly, the petals start wilting fairly soon in Paph. randsii...

    -Pat

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    very nice! any fragrance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney View Post
    very nice! any fragrance?
    Yes, it smells like cat pee...

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    so much for "honeysuckle"...

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