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I am a true newbie. Bought my first paph at an orchid farm. The plant tag was Greek to me. How can you tell the kind of paph from the tag. Paph Magic Mood x Stan Condon x Blenhill x Blenhill. Bought because I liked the flower which only lasted 2 weeks. Sorry if the question has been answered somewhere else. Diane
 

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I am a true newbie. Bought my first paph at an orchid farm. The plant tag was Greek to me. How can you tell the kind of paph from the tag. Paph Magic Mood x Stan Condon x Blenhill x Blenhill. Bought because I liked the flower which only lasted 2 weeks. Sorry if the question has been answered somewhere else. Diane

When it has a bunch of crosses like that - there may be no name for that 'formula' ---- ie. no official name yet defined for that set of crosses.

At least the tag is saying that the plant came from the cross between Magic Mood (which itself is a defined cross of two other orchids) --- and Stan Condon (also a cross) and Blenhill. So it's a real mixture. That's about all we can know from those tag details.
 
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So when the forum talks about Maudiaes, multis, parvis, and brachys and their specific needs, is there a way to know which class? Species? Type? my paph is so I can give it proper care?
So now after some research, I've concluded that my paph is none of these. Flowers and leaves look nothing like the mentioned genera?. Thanks for the reply, SouthPark
 
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Are there any punctuation marks or multiple lines to the name?

Examples:
(A x B) x (C x D)

A x (B x (C x D))

(A x B)
x (C x D)

A
x ((B x C) x D)
 
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Are there any punctuation marks or multiple lines to the name?

Examples:
(A x B) x (C x D)

A x (B x (C x D))

(A x B)
x (C x D)

A
x ((B x C) x D)
Magic mood x stan condon top line
X by itself
Blenhill x blenhill third line
All lines enclosed in one parenthesis on either side
 
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Unfortunately I didn't take a picture while the flower was blooming, so hopefully it'll give me a second chance to photograph it
 

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It is a 'complex' or 'bulldog' type paphiopedilum. Not anything particularly remarkable in terms of paphiopedilum care. Water just before they dry out, moderate to moderate/low light, pretty much whatever temperature your house is.
 
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It is a 'complex' or 'bulldog' type paphiopedilum. Not anything particularly remarkable in terms of paphiopedilum care. Water just before they dry out, moderate to moderate/low light, pretty much whatever temperature your house is.
Thanks for everyone's comments
 
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