Paphiopedilum appletonianum fm immaculatum (albo-viride or albo-virescence)

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DrLeslieEe

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Some of my plants are stucked in US at my buddy Austin’s place. Here’s one that just opened. A sib is not far behind. Still young so I won’t sib them yet.

NS 7.9 cm

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There are brown spots on the basal part of the petals and inflorescence stem is brown. These traits will omit the album status. It goes into the realm of albo-virescence/viride or aureum (as in tag). Any thoughts?

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Thanks to Austin for these pics!

I have decided to name this cultivar ‘Green Lantern’ (to start the green superheroes family).
 
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Wouldn't it be better to outcross them to improve form and vigor then sib cross those for color rather than a straight sib cross?
 

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Wouldn't it be better to outcross them to improve form and vigor then sib cross those for color rather than a straight sib cross?
Yes that is indeed possible in a two step program. That is how you can improve shape and vigor in rare (usually album) forms. Especially if only one album exists.

Now if I only had a really good normal colored appletonianum. I’m waiting for a few BS seedlings to bloom.

A sibbing will secure the color and sometimes improved vigor does occur if both plants are strong,

The best scenario is to do both concurrently.
 

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