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Roy

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Well, I had to get one complex Paph open eventually. This is a first flowering seedling. P. Fine Arts x Sparsholt.
I think it has some potential.



I like the complex.
 

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I really like it! It has nice, wide petals, and the dorsal is nice and round. The circle started by the dorsal is completed by the synsepal.
 
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Eric Muehlbauer

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Good one! While the dorsal isn't the biggest, the colors are good, and the staminode isn't twisted....Enjoy! Eric
 

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Eric, you mention the staminode not twisted, Why? Thats one thing that I never or rarely incur with my paphs. Sometimes I think its a problem with the parents used. I notice it more when looking at some of the Japanese and German bred paphs ( with awards ) and some Taiwanese plants.
 
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One of the frequent problems I have seen with complex paph hybrids is a twisted staminode...I have only seen it on complex paphs, no others. Perhaps it is a peculiarity with American strains. Take care, Eric
 

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Eric, the Paphs you have seen, would they have been flowered under natural light conditions or under lights ??? From limited experience here, I have found that forcing complex paphs to grow or flower by unnatural methods can cause many abnormalities. It doesn't seem to occur which other paph families or as much.
 

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