Paph Leeanum

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In this case, definition and context are important to think about.

Classic is used when the flower represents the type that is well known. It is a periodic thing, meaning for that time period. For example, a white phalaenopsis is the classic orchid everyone knows.

Old hybrid refers to the time when the hybrid was made, in this case over 130 years ago, one of the first few hybrids from the genera. An example of an old hybrid is Bow Bells.

So by definition, Bow Bells is an old classic hybrid.

Similarly, with proper context, Leeanum is one of the oldest hybrids that has the classic primary look of insigne offsprings that led to the current bulldog complex flowers.
 
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