Paph. Helena fma. aureum 'Lemon Elf', BM 2019/SOS and DOK

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Guldal

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I bought this little pearl as a division from 'Fibre' last year.
I was so excited, when I spotted a bud - and now it has earned itself 2 x BM: first at the last gathering of our local orchid society; then at the test match, Denmark-Sweden, in Lund (SOS = The Swedish Orchid Society - DOK = The Danish Orchid Society).

Plant in toto:
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Flower:
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Flower in another light (evening):
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Congratulations! That's a beauty and so well grown. I don't
think helenae is particularly easy to grow and the one I had
(and I repeat HAD) bloomed once and did a slow death spiral.
 

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Is it me or is that plant and flower really large? It looks so much bigger than my little helenae.
 

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I bought this little pearl as a division from 'Fibre' last year.
I was so excited, when I spotted a bud - and now it has earned itself 2 x BM: first at the last gathering of our local orchid society; then at the test match, Denmark-Sweden, in Lund (SOS = The Swedish Orchid Society - DOK = The Danish Orchid Society).
... and not to forget the German Silver Medal years ago. So it is now Paphiopedilum helenae forma aureum 'Lemon Elf' SM/D.O.G., BM/DOK, BM/SOS :cool:
 

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... and not to forget the German Silver Medal years ago. So it is now Paphiopedilum helenae forma aureum 'Lemon Elf' SM/D.O.G., BM/DOK, BM/SOS :cool:
The point score for the BM/SOS in Lund was 6.2 - so almost as close to a SM as could be. If I can keep the li'l beauty alive and maybe flower it with two flowers at some point....??!!
 

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P. helenae itself is a beauty and your forma aureum is an absolute stunner. Soooooooooo nice, congrats.
 

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