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I came home today to find that this little bloom had opened. I'm going to take more photos in a few days when it's fully developed and my light is better, but for now, I thought I might as well post these :)

This is a division of Paph caricinum 'Toadley' from Windy Hill.



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I love the spots inside the pouch :)


- Matt
 
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Uri- I'm planning on at least selfing it. If anyone else out there has some Phrag caricinum pollen, I'd be happy to trade :)

- Matt
 
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Matt -
You should cross several flowers as each pod only yields few seeds as with pearcei
 

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gore42 said:
Uri- I'm planning on at least selfing it. If anyone else out there has some Phrag caricinum pollen, I'd be happy to trade :)

- Matt
Hmmm -- mine's in spike...
 
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Dot, do you have any estimate for blooming time? This is my first bloom on this spike, and I don't know how many to expect... this is a fairly large 4 or 5 growth plant... but maybe you'll have pollen in time for me to pollenate one of the later blooms. And of course, I can set aside some pollen for you anytime now :)

- Matt
 

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Hi Matt,
I'm not sure how long it takes, but looking at the fatness of the bud and length of the spike, I'd guess about a week or so.
Actually I have two spikes -- the second isn't quite as far along.
I don't really think I want to go the pollenating route with mine, but I'll be happy to send you some pollen for yours.
 

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I haven't heard from Ed M in a while, but he also has a very nice caricinum. I don't know if its in bloom at present to get pollen either.

I really like the color and distinctivness of the spotting on these guys.

Very pretty Matt.
 

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paphjoint said:
Matt -
You should cross several flowers as each pod only yields few seeds as with pearcei
I had some good luck with pearcei. I sent two or three pods to Meyers, and they ended up with almost 1000 seedlings.

Initially I did have allot of problems getting pollinations to take, but after forcing the humidity up all pollination attempts took.
 
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Ahh, thanks Rick... I'll make sure I keep the humidity as high as I can

- Matt
 
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