Paphiopedilum hainanense

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Mathias

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This is the first time it has flowered. This has been a sloooooooooow grower. I bought it from Orchid Limited in May 2010 as a nice seedling (~15 cm leafspan), and now after 2.5 years the shoot is mature. I think the flower is a bit different than the usual hainanense, with broader, drooping petals. I kind of lite it! However, I am not so fond of the extreamly long spike. It is not proportional to the plant size, and it also seem to deviate from the norm of the species.

I suppose the correct species name for it should be P. appletonianum (a variant of it).



 

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I like it as well. The stem high is within reason for the species. What impressed me at a glaze is the width of the dorsal base!
 

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I like the long stem and it makes a a good presentation. But holy s***. I still have a few years before my plants will bloom. Is it in a 2" pot or 3.5?
 

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