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Paphs. concolor, purpuratum, Phrag. wallisii

This is a discussion on Paphs. concolor, purpuratum, Phrag. wallisii within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Paph. concolor ('Dandy' x 'Warrior') My first paph, maybe 10 years ago, was a concolor. ...

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    Default Paphs. concolor, purpuratum, Phrag. wallisii

    Paph. concolor ('Dandy' x 'Warrior')

    My first paph, maybe 10 years ago, was a concolor. It has since moved on to a better place but I finally got another one a couple years back. A delightful little species with fantastic foliage.



    First discovered in 1859 and native to a wide area in southeast Asia, Paph. concolor is a distinctive member of the Brachypetalum subgenus. It is also one of the easiest to cultivate, and appreciates good filtered light, intermediate-to-warm temperatures, light fertilizer, and a little crushed oyster shell added to the medium. Paph. concolor reliably produces delightful yellow flowers during the summer, and mature plants will usually produce 2-3 flowers in succession per inflorescence. It is a somewhat variable species in nature, with a number of named "varieties" in cultivation, although one might be hard-pressed to describe exactly what floral differences the appellations designate. Paph. concolor also has some of the most beautifully-mottled leaves in the genus, featuring a distinctive checkered pattern and almost crystalline texture.

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    Default Paph. purpuratum

    a distinctive little species. not seen enough these days, saw one recently and jumped on it.



    First described in 1837 and native to Hong Kong and adjoining provinces in southeast China, Paph. purpuratum is a distinctive species so named for the base color of its flowers. It is an easy paph to cultivate under standard mottled-leaf conditions, and is one of the more compact growers. Paph. purpuratum has not been used extensively in hybridization, perhaps because of its reflexed dorsal and overall smaller flower size, but does, however, figure in the background of the famous vinicolor grex Vintner's Treasure.

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    Default Phrag. wallisii

    'Dutch Treat' x self

    disappointing, as I was away a few times last month and this plant probably got too dry at the roots. a bunch of the petals (and one bud!) dried out before they could grow, so just a close-up.



    Hailing from Ecuador and named in 1873 in honor of the plant collector Gustav Wallis, Phrag. wallisii is one of the spectacular long-petalled phragmipedium species. The flowers of wallisii are slightly smaller than those of Phrag. caudatum, but their petals can still reach up to two feet in length! Phrag. wallisii grows on steep cliffs in rich volcanic soil underneath surface mosses, but the shallow roots receive fast drainage. Therefore, in cultivation, it should be kept a little drier than most other phrags (evenly-moist but not sopping-wet).

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    It is beautiful! I love the pure white inside of the phrag. I bet it would be amazing to see this one in its natural environment. Wow!

    Cheers,
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    What a superb concolor! And I love the purpurata too. I may have to invest in one of those.

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    Absolutely stunning! Saw a purpura in flower when i went shopping in feb, but it wasn't for sale, but I did pick up a paph with purpura as one of its parents.

    In my opinion, small paphs are completely underrated.

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    Beautiful slippers! I love that concolor's shape

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    purpuratum is very nice

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    Very nice Jason!!

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    The concolor is very nice! The rest are great as well!
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