- Jun 9, 2006
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- Leiper's Fork, TN
Well crap, is this the year of mislabeled paphs for me or what? I have to say...out of all the orchids I've owned through the years paphs tend to be the most f*cked up label wise..you buy from reputable "breeders" and growers and consistently they're still not what you're supposed to be buying. Sorry to vent, but this is like the 3rd questionable paph this month for me. Looks like you're right Eric!
Well I've embarrassed myself twice in the last year or so too. A paph and a bulbo from reliable sources. One we could tell from the start based on the foliage, and turned out to be an alba maudie of indeterminate parentage.
I think "true" barbatum is going to always be a problem though given how close it is to callosum and overlapping ranges and all.