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This belongs to a friend. We don't think it is what it's name says. What's your educated opinion about the parents?

 
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Looks like a brachy onto one of the green/yellowish parvis. From the way you phrased your question, I'm guessing the tag says emersonii by something and you don't think emersonii is a parent. ;) Right? What's the natural spread?

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Ron -- I wondered about bellatulum because of the shortness of the spike. But the webbing pattern is nothing like bellatulum, nor is the staminode.

Candace -- I also wondered about malipoense and concolor. But there's that staminode.

Roy -- Mint Chocolate is one I wondered about. But here's my Mint Chocolate for comparison: (Note the staminode -- and the mis-named is definitely yellow, not green as is MC)


Ernie -- emersonii is not on the tag. The natural spread 4.25" (11 cm)
 
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hmm... the staminoidal shield colour makes me think there is malipoense in there. the short (at least from what i can see in the picture) stem makes me think bellatulum. the colour could be armeniacum or concolor.

so, it could be conco-bellatulum x malipoense = Christiana richards,
 

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Roy -- Mint Chocolate is one I wondered about. But here's my Mint Chocolate for comparison: (Note the staminode -- and the mis-named is definitely yellow, not green as is MC)


Dot, after looking at your pic, I did a websearch. The Mint Choc's I found, 2 had the same staminode as the one in the pic. They also, had the fine spotting & yellowish. Not to say this is correct, just my findings.
 

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Thanks, Roy. I did a search also. It's possible that's what this could be. But as I look at those photos, I think the webbing pattern is too strong to be a match.

Bench, I think your suggestion comes closest so far. Here's a photo of a Christiana Richards I found on the Amherst Orchid Society's site that is very, very similar: (The photographer asks that the photo not be copied. I hope I'm not being devious by copying the url to it.)
http://www.bobscomp.com/Orchid Page/amhearstshow2002/paphiopedilum christiana richards.jpg
 

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