I grew this from a flask I bought as dalessandroi. But it doesn't look like one to me. I suspect it's a Jersey (besseae x dalessandroi) or some other mix of dalessandroi and besseae. This is its second blooming. I've bloomed 3 others and they all had a similar shape. What do you...
This is the first bloom of the first cross that I pollinated and grew myself (Orchid Origins did the flasking). A remake of JP's cross.
Truly the apex of modern orchid hybridizing.
Eric said he would step over any two corpses of my choice just to get his hands on one.
The grandiflora is in Catoctin Mountain Park, which is the furthest east ridge line of the Appalachians in Maryland. It is pretty rare in the state.
The lacera I found was in piedmont wetlands, but it grows in mountain wetlands too. It is far more common in Maryland then grandiflora.
This was in the most recent issue of the Slipper Orchid Alliance Journal:
NEWS ABOUT MARRIOTT ORCHIDS
There is major news from Hadley Cash of Marriott Orchids. For over a year he has been in the arduous process of finding a buyer for his complex paphiopedilum collection. He announced on his...