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Well that's what I purchased it as anyway (and with no parent cross information, I can't add any more information!)

It has opened today (on my birthday which was a very pleasant surprise!) so still has some expanding to do. The laterals still have some twirling and lengthening to do hopefully.

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It looks like it is just two more buds to open and I will post an update when all three are out.
 

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This cross is platyphyllum x glanduliferum, done by Powell and registered in 1984 by Capriccio.

Based on OrchidWiz the NS is around 15.9 cm (sample sizes are dorsal 7.5 x 4.5 cm, petals 18.2 x 1 cm) with average 4 flowers per spike. This cross looks like there is roth influence even though there isn't.

Let's see how your flowers expand.
 

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Well, happy birthday 🎂!
I agree with Leslie, if the petals keep twisting, maybe it is a Yellow Tiger. A profile pic might be helpful if you post more.
I guess the pubescent warts on the margins of the petals could be from the glanduliferum.
But what do I know!!! (not much)
 
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Thanks guys. I don't have too many Paphs, especially flowering sized multiflorals, so any flowering is a good flowering!

This cross is platyphyllum x glanduliferum, done by Powell and registered in 1984 by Capriccio.

Based on OrchidWiz the NS is around 15.9 cm (sample sizes are dorsal 7.5 x 4.5 cm, petals 18.2 x 1 cm) with average 4 flowers per spike. This cross looks like there is roth influence even though there isn't.

Let's see how your flowers expand.
Thanks Leslie. There is also a chance that it is a Stone Praetorian with stonei instead of platyphyllum as the latter was stonei latifolium 'back in the day'.
 

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This looks very much like.

Paph. Stone Praetorian - a primary hybrid between P.stonei and P.glanduliferum (syn. praestans).

One of the members of the BPS has one that he brought as P. Yellow Tiger and turn out with a flower the same. He was able to trace it back to the nursery it was brought from and they confirmed the cross.
 

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One of the members of the BPS has one that he brought as P. Yellow Tiger and turn out with a flower the same. He was able to trace it back to the nursery it was brought from and they confirmed the cross.
I don't suppose he bought it from Orchid Garden did he?
 

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I don't suppose he bought it from Orchid Garden did he?
I believe he brought it from, Spiceotica they brought it from Schwerter Orchids. The post is on hear somewhere I think from memory
 
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Hi Ed,
Blondie is absolutely right, that looks exactly like my Stone Praetorian, also currently in flower.
I had similar fun when it first flowered working out exactly what it is - upshot is, this is just one of those crosses that is rarely labelled right. I think its partly the aforementioned early classification of platiphyllum as a variety of stonei causing confusion, and nurseries just seem to prefer the name Yellow Tiger. The two crosses are obviously very similar, though from what I've seen a true Yellow Tiger has a more apricot coloured pouch from the pale platy, while the stonei cross gets a red one. Either way, I think its a great primary hybrid. Lovely shape and colour. Good timing for your birthday too!
(Wouldn't be surprised if our plants even originated from the same seedling batch - they seemed to be widely available a few years ago from the European nurseries.)
Chris
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Thanks Chris and a good tip on the pouch colour for ID. You may well be right about them being from the same batch - I've only made the one order from Orchid Garden and their choice of Paphs seems to vary a fair bit, possibly alongside what they can source from wholesalers at a decent price.
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