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What paph is this?

This is a discussion on What paph is this? within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ina few weeks, I'll get this paphiopedilum plant. Is there someone who can tell me ...

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    Default What paph is this?

    Ina few weeks, I'll get this paphiopedilum plant. Is there someone who can tell me what sort of paph is this?


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    It looks like a complex or "bulldog" paph. A group of paphs that have large, often rounded, waxy blooms.

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    Well whatever it is I like it and I can't wait to get it! Woman which gave it to me told me that is VERY VERY easy to grow!

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    Complex paphs are usually fairly easy to grow if you get the conditions right. And that looks like a wonderful flower - I love the color!

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    Oh, what a nice gift! You will do well with it I bet!

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    lovely complex there. I'm sure paph insigne is in its genes.

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    yes, nice complex that should whiten with age. easy to grow!

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    Hi, Aleksa.

    That's a nice Paphiopedilum. When you said you're going to get it in a few weeks time, does it mean that you are buying it or is someone going to give it to you as a gift? We got paphios in the Philippines and most of them are wild and a few are endemic. I know paphios are tropical and i must guess you are also within the tropical region. I haven't heard of paphios that have been hybridized. Perhaps, i can help you with the identification, but you need to give me the details of the floral structure.

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    I have to disagree Annalee....

    This particular paph is an example of a paph that has been hybridized beyond the point of identification (which is one reason we call 'bulldog paphs' complex paphs). Not only is it a hybrid of many species, but also between different subgenera. I am sure there will be paph insigne and paph niveum in its breeding.

    Paphs are heard of being difficult to hybridize though. Often seeds are stubborn to germinate, have low yield or are not viable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annalee View Post
    Hi, Aleksa.

    That's a nice Paphiopedilum. When you said you're going to get it in a few weeks time, does it mean that you are buying it or is someone going to give it to you as a gift? We got paphios in the Philippines and most of them are wild and a few are endemic. I know paphios are tropical and i must guess you are also within the tropical region. I haven't heard of paphios that have been hybridized. Perhaps, i can help you with the identification, but you need to give me the details of the floral structure.

    Annalee
    I will get it as a gift. I live in subtropical, Mediteranean climate. Winters are warm which is good for orchids!

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