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Faan

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The flower opened a few days ago and I am very pleased.

The plant:


The flower:


And both flower and plant:


I think this looks nice. Enjoy it
 

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:clap: :drool: beautiful and variegated!!!!! im so jealous

Not that it is too important, Do you think it is var. sanderianum? var sanderae has some spotting on the dorsal.
 

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Since I am not a taxonomist, I will put a quote of Olaf when he commented on someone else's bloom at another forum.

Your plant looks more like a Paph. insigne forma sanderianum.
forma sanderae has fine brownish spots on the dorsal sepal, sanderianum is a true albine form without any reddish colour.
Here you can find a picture
http://www.orchid.or.jp/ORCHID/people/tanaka/cont/enorchidfriend3.html

Best greetings

Olaf
I'm not sure if you are a member, only members can view threads on SOF. This was the original thread where Olaf posted:
http://www.slipperorchidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8971&highlight=insigne

Maybe Olaf or another expert may give you a more definite answer when they sign in.

Your plant does look like a true albino and that makes it a var. sanderianum I believe. I think your plant is even better than the awarded insigne v. sanderianum
'Gladiator' AM/AOS in that link.

I've been looking for a variegated insigne too (or any other variegated paph)...
 

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Very nice flower & plant indeed.
 

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It's definitely insigne var. sanderianum which is the rarer version without the spotting. This plant is particularly valuable due to the variegation.
 
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Eric Muehlbauer

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Its definitely sanderianum. Interesting...sanderianum is supposed to be "rarer", yet every "sanderae" I've seen has been sanderianum...any dots, if present in the dorsal, have been green....Take care, Eric
 
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Bolero

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I saw some of these varieties at a show last night when judging. Amazingly they had spots on the dorsal. Hmmmmmm.......I wonder if they were or not.

Is it possible for them to have spots?
 

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