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Paph. Jack Tonkin 'Robin' AM/AOS

This is a discussion on Paph. Jack Tonkin 'Robin' AM/AOS within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; two blooms this time! as with most of the white complexes, definitely opens up very ...

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    Default Paph. Jack Tonkin 'Robin' AM/AOS

    two blooms this time! as with most of the white complexes, definitely opens up very yellow-green and fades to white.




    The quest for the elusive white complex paphiopedilum began in the early part of the 20th century with the English orchid gardener F.C. Puddle. It is a line of breeding that has been fraught with difficulty over the years, both in terms of low fertility and small flower size that lagged far behind those of the other complex paphs. Nevertheless, three-quarters of a century of hybridization has produced some absolutely stunning white complexes in recent years, although their rarity still puts them well beyond the grasp of the average paph grower.

    Paph. Jack Tonkin 'Robin' is one of the "oldies-but-goodies" in white complex paphs. While many whites have since surpassed it in both size and form, Paph. Jack Tonkin remains a very nice example of the type, reliably producing crisp 4" snow white flowers with a dusting of fine maroon spots. As is true with most of the white complexes, the flowers open up with distinct yellow overlays that fade to white as the flowers "mature".

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    very nice and obviously very happy! love the shiny-ness of it all.

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    A great example of the color fade with the two open. Thanks for your typically great background notes as well!

    McJulie

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    I really love those blooms.

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    Oh, that is so beautiful!

    Cheers,
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    Super. You have such great plants!

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