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Paph moquettianum

This is a discussion on Paph moquettianum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was inspired to purchase a moquettianum after seeing beautiful pictures of them on this ...

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    Default Paph moquettianum

    I was inspired to purchase a moquettianum after seeing beautiful pictures of them on this website. This is the first flower on the spike...it's a bit droopy, but I still like it.
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    Hey, pretty Nancy!...funny how this forum can be so inspiring! LOL! I keep seeing the new pics of this one and my gut reaction is always that it isn't a favorite, but if I look at it enough, certain things about it reallly start to stand out and grow on me...I have really come to *love* the pouch, and the dorsal is such an unusual contrast...a month ago I am not sure I could have said that!
    Thanks for posting, and I don't think it looks droopy!

    So you getting the Mtn. Maid for sure? Inquiring minds, you know!

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    Hi, Nancy!

    That is my favorite sequential blooming Paph from the Cochlopetalum group! I have one and it is forever in bloom, make sure that you do not cut the spike off, it will rebloom over a long period of time.

    Thanks for sharing! And hope you enjoy your new plant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    Hey, pretty Nancy!...funny how this forum can be so inspiring! LOL! I keep seeing the new pics of this one and my gut reaction is always that it isn't a favorite, but if I look at it enough, certain things about it reallly start to stand out and grow on me...I have really come to *love* the pouch, and the dorsal is such an unusual contrast...a month ago I am not sure I could have said that!
    Thanks for posting, and I don't think it looks droopy!

    So you getting the Mtn. Maid for sure? Inquiring minds, you know!
    Hi Heather! I know you don't like the hairy petals, but I find them to be so delicate! My favorite thing about the moquettianum is definitely the pouch too...and the color is so elegant, I think!

    Yes, I did order the MM! Of course I'll post photos once it arrives!

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    Very nice , i like moustacheod Paphs.

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    nice one. This one has been on my wish list for some time now. someday one will come home with me.

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    That is a lovely bloom, Nancy! I love the pouch too. Every time I see this particular orchid bloom, I can't help thinking that the petals should be just a bit longer though -- to make it seem more balanced. I always feel like they are a bit short. I remember when Prem posted his; I thought the same thing.
    Anybody know of a Paph that has the same characteristics/ color as this one with longer /fuller petals?

    Cheers!

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    very nice Nancy! (you'll get sick of the flowers after a while )

    brutal: try a Vanguard (glaucophyllum x roths). The coloration is similar and of course the petals are lengthened. There is some difference depending on whether glauco or moquettianum are used (RHS considers them the same species); but both are nice.

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    Thanks Jason! I will look it up now!

    Cheers!
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    I always liked the way the petals twist in opposite directions.

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