The albino form of P. callosum isn't easy to obtain, I think .... so nice to see it in flower here no matter if the flower is 'best quality or not. So I think the same way as you, Dirk. I'm lucky to grow one of these, too (at least the name is written on the tag) and time will tell how the flower looks like.Another albino species in flower, bought as "small type".................
In my eyes there is no controversy between P. callosum versus P. crossi because Dr. Braem stand very lonesome with his sight/opinion........In my post today about Paph Maudiae 'Bunkhouse', which is an albino with albino callosum as a parent, I decided to ignore the controversy about whether callosum should be called crossii, which Dr. Braem's group is supporting. This is based on Cypripedium crossii Morren being described in 1865 whereas Cypripedium callosum was described a year later. I have no expertise to champion this view but note that Kew still gives callossum priority.
This is, I guess, a really decent and very politely understated way of saying, that this is a case where the otherwise, that is in a professional context, levelheaded and sensible Dr. Braem 'goes really ballistic in a totally idiosyncratic manner'?In my eyes there is no controversy between P. callosum versus P. crossi because Dr. Braem stand very lonesome with his sight/opinion.
Growing indoor, I have to pick up my plants to water them and put them back in the rack after that. Whenever I change the orientation towards the LED lights while the flower is opening, I end up with a wonky flower. I am sure it will be fixed next flowering.I prefer your flower to the one in Braem's photo, Dirk, were it not for the defective dorsal.