- Feb 1, 2019
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My last purchase at a show from Marlow's Orchids before they shut down. A first bloomer with only one flower as it's blooming on pretty weak, floppy old growth, but it has a vigorous new growth. I think it will be quite striking with 3-4 flowers if I can beef up the plant a little. The Marlow's tag says 'Lady Isabel', but there's also a Hilo Orchid Farm tag that says Paph. Stonei '2008' x Paph. Rothschilianum 'New Valley'. It's stunning, but I'm not convinced it's a Lady Isobel, the dorsal seems way too dark, although it has been cooler than usual in my grow space recently so maybe the anthocyanin production went into overdrive. I was thinking perhaps Hsinying Anita, but I really don't see anitum in this plant either. I can see stonei and roth in the flower and leaf shapes, but the dorsal just isn't sitting well with me, every Lady Isobel I've seen has a pretty light dorsal. Interested to hear what you all think, are the tags correct?