As most of you already may know I have started with Paphiopedilum not very long ago. I have learned a lot so far (IMO), but there are still many many grey zones in which I could hardly be confident to provide an "intelligent" opinion (a non intelligent one, can be provided any time ) One of these grey zones is how to tell apart some different Brachypetalum species. Today, I went to a small orchids show (it was announced as "1000 rarities from all over the world", but to be honest... well... no bad comments here ) At this show, the only plants that really called my attention was whole set of "first time bloom seedlings" of Paphiopedilum niveum (var. ang thong). I had never seen paph. niveum before (only pictures) and decided to gice it a try. I have selected from all the plants left (it was the last day of the show) what I considered the two best plants (nice colors, nice shape of both plants and flowers, and not dehydrated - as some of them were very dehydrated) During a short discussion with the seller, he said that even though the tags said Paphiopedilum niveum var. ang thong, he was completelly sure they were not ang thong but pure niveum. (Note: the seller was not the owner of the plants being sold - He was just helping and nobody from the nursery was there. I must admit I had never heard about this nursery, but after having seen some of their plants I think they are a bit messy) What do you think about this two plants? - both regarding quality and regarding ID The plant with white lip has heavily red dotted under-leave (almost uniformly red), while the one with dotted lip has light green under-leave (not a single red spot!) Both plants are 8 cm tall (incl. inflorescence) and the flowers are (white lip) 4.5 cm and (dotted lip) 5.5 cm wide.