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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado flamea ‘Flor de Gaia’

    Yes we have same babies from same seed pod. Let’s see how they are when they bloom out. Mine is slightly smaller. So maybe in 3 years or so to bloom.
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Hello from north Wales

    Welcome Trevor to our Orchid Anonymous lol!
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado flamea ‘Flor de Gaia’

    I take full responsibility lol for your fall 😇. Do you have the parentage of your eldorado seedling? I just bought two from Tamiami. Cross from Orchid Eros of (Mt Ito x flamea sib). Now Mt Ito was the only eldorado that was mericloned and available worldwide. It has its share of doubt as a...
  4. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado flamea ‘Flor de Gaia’

    Yes Golden Trumpet is still my number one eldorado!
  5. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado flamea ‘Flor de Gaia’

    One of the most beautiful eldorado cultivars I have ever seen. Such bright fuschia color on the petals, contrasting with the pink sepals. It’s the cultivar that made me fall in love again with this species (again). I love it so much I’m acquiring 4 divisions from different sources! Am I crazy...
  6. DrLeslieEe

    cattleya luteola ‘South River’

    Pete, did you get pics of the Little GH nursery? I was there over 15 years ago and wondered if they still have that Phalaenopsis wall of large blooming novelties.
  7. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum philippinense roebelinii

    It’s more like very light pale green on the roebbies … while the phillie veining is darker emerald.
  8. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum philippinense roebelinii

    Thank you Olaf so much for this historical description and print. And to confirm that my plant is indeed a roebelinii. Fun fact: I noticed the correct spelling in the article is ROBBELENII after Herr Robbelen. But since then Kew reported in all 3 descriptions from history as roebbelenii...
  9. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum philippinense roebelinii

    Interesting question. Besides the alba compactum ones, I would say to tell the difference between the alba phillie and alba roebbie will be the length of the twisted petals (> 13 cm in roebbies) as you mentioned and/or the plant leaves (thinner and stiffer, when compared side by side). I have...
  10. DrLeslieEe

    Slipper Orchid Grower and Professional Photographer

    Welcome Paul! Always great to meet people across the big pond who loves slippers like us. And great photos!!!
  11. DrLeslieEe

    The story of a large Paph, aka THE EAGLE HAS OPENED

    If you think what a wild plant has to go through to germinate and survive the harsh jungle environment, in fighting disease, weather and animal trampling (or being eaten alive by insects), they indeed have the ‘spirit’ and genetics to overcome the millions of things that can go wrong and do...
  12. DrLeslieEe

    C. lueddemanniana (lueddemanniana ' Jim Elmore' AM/AOS x lueddemanniana ' Dark Water ')

    Three flowers on first bloom is indeed excellent. Form not too bad either. Great color.
  13. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum philippinense roebelinii

    Thanks everyone for the comments. Maybe I will show it after all. You never know. Now the interesting discussion of the differences between philippinense and roebelinii. According to literature, these are what I found: 1. Thinner and stiffer leaves on roebeliniis 2. Longer and more twisting in...
  14. DrLeslieEe

    Lovely Lynne

    The owner says plant origin is from OI. The parents of this plant are Fritz Schomburg X Peruflora’s Cirila Alca. Here’s her pic: NS 11.8 cm
  15. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum philippinense roebelinii

    So today I looked at the flower and was pleasantly surprised at the nice twisting of the 13 cm petals (yes it grew!) and the regal form. Too bad I decapitated the one flower or else it would make the Toronto show in two weeks… sigh…
  16. DrLeslieEe

    The story of a large Paph, aka THE EAGLE HAS OPENED

    Great save of a valuable heirloom heritage plant!
  17. DrLeslieEe

    Phragmipedium longifolium var. album

    Quite a beautiful flower! Congrats LF!
  18. DrLeslieEe

    Lovely Lynne

    I don’t have many phrags (2?) but members of my orchid society in Toronto do. Here’s one from the show table today for you Phrag lovers: Fantastic form and color. Cross is FS x PCA. The owner is Synea Tan, one of the best indoor orchid growers here.
  19. DrLeslieEe

    Paph villosum fma aureum (*)

    Note that these red hairs are not related to or affects the petal ‘albino’ breeding if bred to another ‘albino’.
  20. DrLeslieEe

    Latest flowers

    Lots of nice blooms. But perhaps photos in natural looking light instead of the red LEDs lol.