Paph liemianum? mottled leaf

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    This flower is still opening so I hope to get a better spread but I had to share a pic because the coloring is awesome.
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    This is one of several mottled leaf varieties I've purchased the last couple of years when they should up on the market. I have a rather expensive one from Orchids Ltd. that's opening now that I'll share in a few days.
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    Has anyone else flowered these? What info do we have on them?
     
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    Pouch really nice deep red purple colour. Most I have seen and grown were light rose.
    Warm growers and low light, no winter rest. From Indonesia.
     
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    I have a P. liemianum, but it's not a mottled leaf one. It grew well for a few years. Right now it is resting I hope.
     
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    ? dodyanum
     
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    When I got a liemianum fifteen+ years ago, it was a solid leaf. About ten or so years ago, I started seeing mottled leaf liemianum. When I asked folks about it, I was told that they can be mottled or solid green leaf
     
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    I'm all for dodyanum!
     
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    I've got one with nice mottled leaves that I picked up about a year ago. The flower is small but otherwise it looks like typical P. liemianum to me.
     
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    I have a mottled leaf Liemianum, and what I’ve learned with mine, is it requires tons of water!!, more than my Venustum’s do. I give mine decent light, with at least a 1/2 of direct sun, depending on the time of the year, and tons of water all year long.
     
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    1. 01AB3A2A-F964-4171-9A96-69B5A9D89631.jpeg here’s mine
     
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    That's a nice one, Jungle jewel. Is that an Orchids Ltd tag?
    Here's mine from Orchids Ltd.
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    Don't know why the flower has a Pinocchio nose! This one has been a pain in the butt blasting most of its flowers. This is actually the 6th or 7th flower but only the 3rd to open. Flower needs a few more days to mature.
     
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    Yes mine is from Orchid’s Ltd. I have a book on Orchid’s of Sumatra, and there are a few pictures of pure Liemianum, both solid green and mottled leaf, growing side by side in the wild.
     
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    Here are pics of the two flowers after a week or more open.
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    Admittedly I was hoping that these might turn out to be dodyanum since they showed up on the market about the time dodyanum was described.
    I wonder if anyone has compared DNA from dodyanum and liemianum or even moquettianum since their (dody. & moquett.) dorsal sepals look similar in pics?
     

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