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Paphiopedilum charlesworthii ‘Picotee’

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Brucher that's an extraordinarily nice flower. Not only by its stunning dorsal but also by its shape and stance (without staking, lol). Very impressive. 👌
 

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I also noticed how small the plant is. Leaves are stout and rounder than regular type. Polyploid? Or special population?
 

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I also noticed how small the plant is. Leaves are stout and rounder than regular type. Polyploid? Or special population?
Harold said in his book, and I’m not quoting because I don’t have it with me...Something like”My favorite orchid, the one I would take with me to the proverbial desert island”.
 

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I love the shape of your charles. The pink rim on the upper petal is eye catching as well as the whole shape.
my P. charlesworthii has been in bloom for 4 weeks and the flower shape is very different.
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No complaints, in that anytime one of my slippers blooms I am happy to enjoy what I get.
 

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.......my P. charlesworthii has been in bloom for 4 weeks and the flower shape is very different.
No complaints, in that anytime one of my slippers blooms I am happy to enjoy what I get.
Not only the shape is different but also the pattern on the upper side of the leaves which I have seen before only on the underside close to their axilla.
 

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The contribution of charlesworthii is significant to create hybrids as shown above, producing some of the best round red vinicolors. One cannot deny the unbelievable beauty of these hybrids.

I for one am a species specialist/connoisseur so I am very bias in my collection. But as a judge I am ecstatic to see these on the judging table and shows to ogle and prod at.

On a side note, I wonder if the dorsal picotee coloration will be stable in subsequent flowers. Or breeds through.
 

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