Paphiopedilum barbatum var. nigritum (h.v. Pygmy race)

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DrLeslieEe

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A couple years ago I bought a bunch of these from Marlow. They were so cute, small and compact. Some stayed under 5 inches while a few grew bigger to 7 inch leafspan.

This is the first to flower this season. Very dark pouch and brilliant magenta reds on dorsal and petals. Flower is like a miniature callosum, just at 7 cm NS and a 3 cm dorsal. Inflorescence is about 20 cm high on a 7 inch plant.

The accepted name is barbatum only. Nigritum variety was used before to describe the darker flowers while the Pygmy horticultural designation was to indicate the small plant stature.

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This is an extraordinarily lovely flower.......shape and stance are very good and these dark colours......not to forget the nice foliage. 👌
 

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