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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum barbigerum Tetraploid?

    I recently acquired this from JMarcotte and he grew it from a flask he got almost 15 years ago from Bloomfield Orchids (through middleman). When I first looked at it, I was sure it wasn’t pure. The petals were too long and the flower a bit stout. Ratios seemed wrong. But on closer inspection...
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. coccineum ‘Little Bootie’

    So that’s what the label says lol… to me, it’s coccineum. Small but cute. NS 6 cm. Much more compact than my other one, which has been holding a pod (selfing) over 10 months now lol. You can see pod in second pic on the back left.
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum sulivongii

    I was surprised to see this budding last month with one growth. Finally opened 2 days ago with a very deep black maroon dorsal unlike others in this group I’ve seen. Quite rare now in the market (from poor culture in heat) and almost none existent in the wild (Laos) due to over-collection. A...