Paphiopedilum daoense: First Bloom!

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DrLeslieEe

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Got this about 2 years ago from PaphParadise as NBS … it grew two large growths (40 cm leaves!) and pop out a cute flower on a 35 cm inflorescence… lots of leaf footage for a single flower lol. Dorsal and petals might still expand?

Culture: warm wet summers, cool dry winter, bright light.

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NS 8 cm
DS 4 x 4 cm
P 4.5 x 2 cm
Pouch 3 x 3.5 cm
 

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This is a really beautiful flower. 👍
........... it grew two large growths (40 cm leaves!)… lots of leaf footage for a single flower.......
All these P. gratrixianums, P. villosums and P. insignes have these longer leaves and therefore need more space and of course food. But their flowers are beautiful.
 

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Nice, Leslie. Might we see a photo in natural light?

Ps. I still can't fathom, why such plants should be elevated to species status, rather than continue to be a variety of gratrixianum - even if this might warrant a broadening of the concept of said species?
The new taxonomic status, though, seems not to be generally accepted as Kew still treats it at varietal level (and relegates Paph. daoense to synonymity). Well, probably only time will show which conceptualisation prevails in the long run.
For the German reading, I've attached a file with the article, where no less than Averyanov, Gruß et al. describe P. daoense as a distinct species.
For the non German reading the article still contains a pleothora of photos of the varities of gratrixianum and includes wonderful in situ pictures of P. daoense.
 

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For the German reading, I've attached a file with the article, ......
thanx for that... yes pictures are always great....

for those of us that want an version in english (albeit hacky)... i've attached the output of google translate on the document... (emphasis on hacky ;-) )
 

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Wow! I haven't seen the sun in weeks and this little beauty really brightened up my computer screen. Thanks for sharing. It such a cheerful looking bloom!
 
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