Paphiopedilum tigrinum forma smaragdinum

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DrLeslieEe

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Popow Orchids posted this today on FaceBook and caused a sensation. It’s the album or rather alboviride version of tigrinum.

It’s absolutely stunning, majestic form with jade green color. An ethereal presence!

Pictures sent to me by Boscha with permission to post on here:

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More details about the plant tomorrow (such as size of flower and plant) as I gather more facts from Boscha Popow.
 
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Oh my god....😯😯😯😯I think not just the name but price is just the same as emerald.
 

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Oh my god....😯😯😯😯I think not just the name but price is just the same as emerald.
Indeed you are right. Might worth its weight in emeralds 😅.

They are only two known plants of this forma. This one and another in China (Kunming?). Reason is that it has been a reluctant breeder, sort of self sterile. Perhaps it’s a 3n or aneuploid?

Of course, it must be in my collection soon lol.
 
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Amazing plant. But I'd kill it in a heartbeat like my normal ones :)
I have been learning to grow tigrinums over the last few years and have finally mastered it.

Steep learning curve!

So I am ready not to kill this one if and when I do procure it.
 

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Wow, this is a very impressive flower and a well grown plant. I won't imagine its price, but as SouthPark wrote....green gold shoud be approbriate.
Leslie, thanks for showing the photos here and good luck and fingers crossed with your efforts to aquire such a plant sooner or later. 🤞
 

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Ty for posting) I’m not bitten by the general slipper bug so no interests, but I recognize the exceptional rarity of albas 👍
 

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