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  1. emydura

    Paph. rothschildianum

    It is truly remarkable that this plant could produce such three large flowers. Imagine what a large clump will produce. Maybe the photo is deceptive but the growth doesn't look bigger than my hand.
  2. emydura

    Hangianum x Armeniacum

    That colour is incredible.
  3. emydura

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Doesn't snow in Sydney very often. 🙂 You can get frost in western Sydney but speciosum can handle a light frost. This species can be naturally found all around Sydney and continues south into Victoria. It is called by some as the Sydney Rock Orchid.
  4. emydura

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Amazing display Richard. They all look to be butter yellow. Are none golden yellow like the parent?
  5. emydura

    P. sukhakulii (non-aureum)

    That worked out well. In the end you will get an aureum. Meanwhile, you have received this outstanding normal colour form for free. Lovely wide petals.
  6. emydura

    Paph. Saint Swithin

    It is a beautiful healthy clump. Leave it as it is.
  7. emydura

    Paph rothschildianum (TC-5 x TN-Tiger)

    LOL. Mine is blissfully unaware about the whole debacle.
  8. emydura

    Paph rothschildianum (TC-5 x TN-Tiger)

    A tragedy indeed. Many years of growing gone to waste. This is what I ordered. They were all large NFS or FS plants. All that survived was one roth from the last item. It ended up being a seedling of Paph. rothschildianum x sib (Miles x Perfection FCC/AOS, G/JOGA). It was in terrible condition...
  9. emydura

    Papa. rothschildianum

    Nice. Good size first up. I like the petal stance. Looks like you have a couple of new growths underway, so you are growing it well. I currently have a St Swithin in flower in which 'Tiger March' is one of the parents. It has been used a lot.
  10. emydura

    Paph. Saint Swithin

    WOW. What a display. That is a ripping clone. You could win champion Paph, champion seedling and champion specimen with that. Such a beautiful compact plant as well.
  11. emydura

    Paph rothschildianum (TC-5 x TN-Tiger)

    It is frustrating. It also means that there is very little available to purchase. There aren't many nurseries here. I certainly can't go and purchase a FS roth or sanderianum if I wanted to. There are just no plants around. As a result what plants do turn up from time to time can sell for...
  12. emydura

    Phrag. kovachii 'Littlefrog Magenta Princess'

    Congratulations Rob. That is just wonderful.
  13. emydura

    Unusual Paph Angel Hair flower shape

    Yes, that is a different Angel Hair. Once you start getting into secondary and more complex multi-florals, the amount of variation you can get is incredible. It becomes a lucky dip. It is good you have a few clones then, gives you a greater chance of getting something you like.
  14. emydura

    Paph Susan Booth 'Highercombe' AM/AOC

    This is a sibling of the FCC clone I posted the other day. It has better colour (darker) and a taller spike, but the flowers are smaller (especially the pouch and the sepals). The dorsal pinches in at the top as well, which is one of its key identity traits. Fake clones get sold as 'Highercombe'...
  15. emydura

    Paph Susan Booth 'Paracombe' FCC/AOC

    I don't disagree with you Justin. A lot of those roth clones are not anything special. We are a bit behind here I think. Growers are now starting to flower roths from better breeding, so I expect we will start to see higher quality roths awarded in future.
  16. emydura

    Paphiopedilum charlesworthii ‘Picotee’

    That is nice.
  17. emydura

    Paph Susan Booth 'Paracombe' FCC/AOC

    Absolutely. There has only been one rothschildianum awarded an FCC in Australia and that was way back in 1993. An important criteria for getting an FCC for a roth is the width of the dorsal. I know the judges here will look at the measurements of roths that have previously received an FCC award...
  18. emydura

    Paph. glaucophyllum

    A beautiful photo of a lovely orchid. That is a quality orchid.
  19. emydura

    Paph Susan Booth 'Paracombe' FCC/AOC

    Thanks. That is interesting. I just spoke to an experienced judge who said in Australia we just measure a straight line from edge to edge (without flattening). This makes a huge difference. In the roth I just posted, the approach used in the US would add one cm to the width of the dorsal...