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  1. DirGo

    Paph charlesworthii

    I bought this beauty this year while in bud, so all credits for setting flower have to go to Exotic Plant Company. I like the darker, broad flag contrasting with the pure white staminode and the broad synsepalum. It is a sibling cross between 'Pink Turban' and 'Pink Balloon'
  2. DirGo

    Paph. tranlienianum fma. alboviride

    So happy I could flower it...
  3. DirGo

    Paph. insigne fma. sanderianum ???

    "to be or not to be insigne, that's the question" The original tag only said Paph. insigne "yellow". The seller has closed shop year ago. I have looked at as many insigne pictures and old paintings and descriptions I could find, but honestly I am still in doubt. Insigne is highly variable in...
  4. DirGo

    Paph. superbiens fma. sanderae

    I got this as a superbiens division from a plant that has been in collection for decades at a Belgian nursery. My feeling says it is an "original type" superbiens fma. sanderae, but I know the challenges within the "superbiens complex": Paph. superbiens var. curtisii fma. sanderae? / Paph...
  5. DirGo

    Paph Charlie O'Neill "alboflavum"

    EDIT As the name is now guessed, I updated the title: Paph. Charlie O'Neill EDIT I know some of you like to guess... I will update the posting's title when it is fully opened A hint: If the tag is correct, it's a primary cross between two albinos :)
  6. DirGo

    Paph Lady Isobel

    The plant suffered from a heavy persistent mytes infection and I was about to get rid of it when I saw a flower emerging. I am very happy I granted it more time to show it's first flower. I like it has so much of the stonei genes. I already cut the flower to let all energy go the new fan...
  7. DirGo

    Paph emersonii

    I just love the fragrance on this one. First flowering, the flower took a really long time to mature, but during the latest hot days, it made fast progress on the last leg. I was affraid it would dry up due to the dry air acompaning the heat, but luckily I can enjoy it now...
  8. DirGo

    Paph papuanum "alboviride" (*)

    (*) EDIT May 27th I started this posting as Paph. papuanum fma. alexejanum. I am very grateful for the feedback I received from Olaf Gruß that this form name is only used for the paler color form of papuanum. For the albino color form (without any red pigment) there is no official name. I...
  9. DirGo

    Paph Pinocchio "album"

    This is a cross between the albino forms of both glaucophyllum and primulinum. There is some diversity in the offspring of this hybrid, but I really love this paler color form very much. I cannot take any credit for the great quality of plant and flower, as it came to me in flower from Exotic...
  10. DirGo

    Paph callosum fma viridiflorum

    Another albino species in flower, bought as "small type" Not the best flower shape, but I think it's cute, and different, and I like it, so it's a keeper for me.
  11. DirGo

    My Blooming Beauties

    I'm thrilled to share a picture of my current blooming Paphs! Really feeling grateful that 7% of my in-house grown collection is in flower at the same time, and even two new ones I have not yet posted before as they are first time flowering seedlings. From left to right: Paph. callosum fma...
  12. DirGo

    Paph Ho Chi Min

    EDIT My initial posting was as Paph vietnamense After valuable comments make by Justin, NEslipper and Happypaphy7 I renamed it to Paph Ho Chi Min EDIT One of the few non albino's in my Paph collection, but I am very happy with it!
  13. DirGo

    Paph esquirolei fma viride

    Another albino flowering for the first time: esquirolei fma viride. I am very happy with the result. Important "note to self": never turn a plant towards the light while the flower is opening ! Flower is nice symetrical, but it does not look like this anymore after picking it up and putting it...
  14. DirGo

    Paph lowii fma aureum (*)

    Another albino family member I like to introduce: Paph lowii fma aureum. Grown indoor under artificial lights (same as the rest of my collection) and it flowers yearly.
  15. DirGo

    Paph villosum fma aureum (*)

    (*) bought as this albino form but on flowering sadly it got "botanically disqualified as albino" for having small anthocyanin (red) dots - also I was hoping for the aureum with full yellow flag, but it is the one with white rim. I still love it very much and for sure it deserves a place in my...
  16. DirGo

    Paph xang-thong fma album - Paph Greyi fma. album

    Another albino family member I like to introduce: Paph. xang-thong fma album / Paph. Greyi fma. album Paph. xang-thong is the natural hybrid between Paph. godefroyae and Paph. niveum Paph. Greyi is the the artificial hybrid between Paph. godefroyae and Paph. niveum Considering this a cross...
  17. DirGo

    Paph. rothschildianum 'OZ x sib'

    My Paph. rotschildianum 'OZ x sib' , same plant blooming in 2020 en now again.
  18. DirGo

    Phrag longifolium fma album

    First flowering of my only album/albino Phragmipedium in my otherwise mostly Paph collection. Bought in 2019 as a seedling and very happy with it.
  19. DirGo

    Paph sanderianum

    Paph sanderianum, one of the few non-albino species in my small collection that I belief fully deserves his space... with the extreme heat we had in Belgium, very dry air because of in-house culture, I was really affraid the bud would abort. Instead it progressed from first visible bud to open...
  20. DirGo

    Paph leucochilum fma album

    Another albino family member I like to introduce: Paph leucochilum fma album For those who like comparing: all pictures are the same plant: opening now May 2022 previous time was in January 2022 ( yes only 5 months ago! ) and in March 2021 (first ever flowering )