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wilbeck

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My first orchid, a lurid purple paph, purchased two years ago after reading "The Orchid Thief," has finally sent up a new bloom spike. Thus encouraged, I started looking for more information about slipper orchids, et voila, here I am. I do like the slipper orchids best and now have three others, though I am sure I have not been infected with orchid fever. Yet.

Wilson
 

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Welcome Wilson. You've come to the right place. What are the three others?? :poke:

Make sure to check out the pictures section. Polyanthas! :drool:
 

wilbeck

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Hello Marco and Heather,

Thanks for the greetings. My other three Paphs are:

Paph. Hsinying Cherry x Paph. Hsinying Maru “Ching Hua”
Paph. maudiae ‘Silverado’ x Paph. lawranceanum
Paph. delanatii x Paph. lienianum

I presume they are unnamed. I have no idea about the lineage of my orchid #1. I would post an image of it if I ever learn how.

Wilson
 
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PHRAG

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Welcome to the forum! If nobody has told you yet, owning a Phragmipedium besseae is part of the membership requirement here. I suggest you buy one immediately. :)

As for posting photographs, you can see a tutorial at the top of any of the photograph forums that tells you everything you need to know. If you have any questions, just ask Heather. She knows all.
 

wilbeck

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The Purple Paph

Hello Phrag,

Phragmipedium besseae, eh? I'll get on that right away. I will try the Image Shack route to post a photo of the original (in my collection) Paph. I purchased it from a florist named Asrai Gardens on North Avenue in Chicago and the only label it had indicated it was from Salinas Orchids. If anyone can identify it, I would be most appreciative. Thanks.

wilson
 
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PHRAG

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Holy cow! I just realized you are from Columbia, MO!

I am from southwest Missouri. I am just in Phoenix temporarily. My wife and I are coming home in October and I am excited.
 
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gore42

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That is indeed a very dark pouch, and big round dorsal. Pretty impressive, actually :)

Matthew Gore
 
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Greenpaph

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Welcome, Wilson!

I love your fairrienum cross!

thanks for the post!
 

wilbeck

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Thanks for the nice comments on the Purple Paph. Peter, is it a fairrienum cross as you mention? It apparently originated at Salinas Orchids and was not identified further when I bought it. Phrag, on further review, I think you are right-on that I should buy a Phragmipedium besseae. Now, where and when to do it?

Wilson
 

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