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Paphiopedilum Berenice

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Berenice within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is one of my favorite multifloral Paph hybrids. Easy to grow and blooms reliably ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum Berenice

    This is one of my favorite multifloral Paph hybrids. Easy to grow and blooms reliably every year. This picture was taken a couple of years ago.


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    Oh, that is a beauty! Who are the parents? Great combination of color and freckles. Love it!

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    Thanks!

    The parents are lowii x philippinense. I have posted pics of my philippinense here in the display area and I think they are still there. I think it's a beautiful combination, don't you think? Paph Lebaudyanum (haynaldianum x philippinense) is even prettier with more spottings from the haynaldianum parent. I don't have that hybrid but if I had the room, I would definitley get one.

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    I figured either Lowii or Haynaldianum (hey check it out! I didn't copy and paste that time!) was one of the parents. Love the curliness from Phillipinense coming into play there. Sigh - long petaled paph/phrags....

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    Suncoast (ebay people I have bought a lot from) has a B.S. Paph. Berenice up on their site today. Going for $29.95.

    I think yours is way prettier! This one doesn't have the nice curl to the petals (at least their pic.)

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    Yes, since Berenice is a primary hybrid, some may look different than the others. I have seen some with shorter petals, some longer, some with almost straight and very twisted petals like mine. So, if you like the curly ones, look for the curly ones.

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    Pete I do believe that all of them are your favorites. You always say that each picture is one of your favorites. Just let the cat out of the bag and admit it :P.

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    pretty bug, you have successfully entered the mind of a paphnut. All paphs are favorites. Nice Berenice, Peter, it really is a lovely hybrid that will find its way into my collection someday. I'd sound like a broken record if I tried extolling the virtues of all multifloral hybrids in sections Coryopedilum (roths et al.) & Pardalopetalum (lowii, parishii, etc.)

    There is quite a bit of variation with Berenice, mostly with regards to petal stance. Most are pendent to some degree, but a few hold them nearly horizontal. If you ask me, a Berenice oughta have pendent petals and those who like horizontal petals oughta get a Julius.

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    Pete, very well done again. I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record here (huh? wuzzat?) but really, your pics and growing are something.

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    Thank you all for the nice compliments, I really appreciate it!

    After the multifloral Paph group, my second favorites Paphs are the Cochlopetalum group (sequential bloomers). I have Paph moquettianum and victoria-regina and they seem to bloom forever.

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