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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum daoense: First Bloom!

    Got this about 2 years ago from PaphParadise as NBS … it grew two large growths (40 cm leaves!) and pop out a cute flower on a 35 cm inflorescence… lots of leaf footage for a single flower lol. Dorsal and petals might still expand? Culture: warm wet summers, cool dry winter, bright light...
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Phalaenopsis tetraspis (coffee color form)

    One of my favourite Phalaenopsis species, tetraspis has so many color forms from white, red, bicolor, magenta, blue (indigo) and brown (coffee). I want them all lol. This is the coffee color form. Larger flowers than I thought. From seedling based. Looks like from indigo blue line due to the...
  3. DrLeslieEe

    The Guessing Game: Insigne Villosum group

    If anyone can guess what this bud is? Three clues: 1. Related to insigne/villosum alliance 2. Newly discovered not too long ago 3. Cool growing ‘gratrixianum’ type leaves Let’s play!
  4. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya violacea semialba flamea ‘OmG’

    OmG this one just opened after struggling for 3 years! It was repotted to semi water culture last year and it survived to bloom! It stunned me at the beauty of the flower!
  5. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum charlesworthiis First Blooms

    A few first bloom charlies from HungSheng are in bud and blooming. So far the first one looks typical of species. Let’s hope the next few may be have darker pink dorsals as they are selected line breeding.
  6. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum callosum ‘Red Wings’

    A very dark vini-type red form of callosum from Orchid Inn division. Great shape and color. Unfortunately it has petal indentations and won’t make it to judging :(.
  7. DrLeslieEe

    The Death of a Legend: Boscha Popow

    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of an orchid legend, Boscha Popow. RIP 😪 I am always reminded about our fun email exchanges and the talk of his adventures. He has left an indelible mark in the world of Paphiopedilums. Condolences to his family...
  8. DrLeslieEe

    Ludisia discolor alba

    The white version of the popular jewel orchid Ludisia. Similar flowers to the normal variety. This genus is the most forgiving and relatively easy to grow. Warm and bright. Grows low light and cool too. In any mix lol. A few color leaf forms exists.
  9. DrLeslieEe

    Phalaenopsis (Lioulin Lawrence x Chienlung Bear Ambo) ‘Burnt Toast’ HCC/AOS

    My first award since the pandemic. Though it barely scraped by with some petal issues (pinched with notch) with 76 points HCC, I’m pretty stoked! Thanks to David for flowering it (I shared the accolades with him). Still unregistered so getting permission from Taiwan to name it Orange Marmalade...
  10. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum henryanum ‘Hoodview’ HCC/AOS

    A division I got moons ago when we could still wander carefree and carelessly lol. From Theresa Hill in US. Flowers are pretty stocky with good color. A respectable NS 8 cm DSW 5 cm.
  11. DrLeslieEe

    Phragmipedium caudatum ‘Confuscated’

    Another nice plant I procured from Marcotte. It was already showing a low spike when I got it in July. It develop quite nicely with 3 buds, but one was confused lol. ‘Excuse me mister, where do you think you’re going?’ 😂 The plant is huge at about 3.5 feet span. Here are pics a couple weeks...
  12. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana flamea

    One of the divisions from Orquidário Americana (Brazil) is starting to open its flower. A type form with flamea on petals and sometimes sepals (present here in lateral sepals), with a very dark atropurpurea lip. NS 15 cm at present. More photos to follow as it unfolds further. Orquidário...
  13. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum tigrinum forma smaragdinum

    Popow Orchids posted this today on FaceBook and caused a sensation. It’s the album or rather alboviride version of tigrinum. It’s absolutely stunning, majestic form with jade green color. An ethereal presence! Pictures sent to me by Boscha with permission to post on here: More details...
  14. DrLeslieEe

    The Red Sun Phalaenopsis

    A deep cinnamon red colored hybrid just opened. Still unnamed so I thought to give it some identity before it freaks out lol. Cross is Phal (Lioulin Lawrence x Chienlung Bear Ambo), with mostly amboinensis, venosa and bellina with a touch of violacea and amabilis in its background. A...
  15. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri albescent ‘Dona Lourdes’

    My favourite colour form just opened! The pure white lip with green throat contrasts nicely with the light pink blush of the tepals. Simply divine! NS 14 cm Petals 8 x 5 cm Dorsal 7 x 2 cm Lip 4 x 7 cm Here you can see the semi water culture with the three layers and water tray. You can...
  16. DrLeslieEe

    Special Jewel Orchid PDF from COC

    I’m happy to share this new Special Jewel Orchid publication from the Canadian Orchid Congress with the members here. Hope you all find something interesting and useful. I hope this link works...
  17. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya gaskelliana tipo ‘Charlie’

    I got a small division from Marcotte many moons ago and this is the blooming of the second smaller division of my mother plant. There are 11 flowers on 4 inflorescences, about 13.5 cm.
  18. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum venustum ‘Almost Martian’

    Blooming a little out of season … along with Vinnie the Venustum in toll too (just almost opening) … Very pinkish-red petals and a veined green ‘brain’. NS 9 cm Petals 4.8 x 2 cm First pic indoors, the rest outdoors.
  19. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum lowii ‘Charlie’

    A stunningly dark colored ‘Malaysian Princess’ form of this lovely species. Recently acquired from the collection of J.Marcotte.
  20. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado semialba flamea ‘Golden Trumpet’ AM/AOS

    Presenting the Jewel of my Cattleya Collection. Huge flower (17.5 cm NS) with good flat shape and great flamea markings. I received the AM 80 point award in 2016… was 15.4 cm then… need to upgrade lol. Enjoy! The valid name is wallisii and eldorado a synonym. But I and many collectors still...