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heliomum

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What's your favorite orchid?
Mine is Paph. armeniacum




Note: it doesn't have to be a slipper, and you don't have to own one.;)
 
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Faan

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The first three on my list, not necessarily in order of preferance:

Paph fairrieanum
Aerangis luteoalba
Bartholina burmaniana
 
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isaias m rolando

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In this order:

-Cattleya rex
-Phrag besseae var flavum
-Laelia ( now Cattleya) tenebrosa
 

Leo Schordje

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Hard to pick one
Phrag besseae is always a joy, & because it is new - kovachii
Paphs - micranthum, wilhelminiae, appletonianum var hainaniense
Angraecum magdalena for fragrance - (yes, it took 8 years, but finally my plant is old enough that it has started blooming every year. It is now 12 years old and has bloomed the last 4 years)
Calanthe Veitchii - because it is pretty and tuff enough a grower that it has survived in my collection since I got it in 1972. Some 34 years.
Dryadella edwallii - for weird in a delightful easy to grow mini
 
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Elena

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Lots.

Love roths even though I don't own one yet. Lady Isabel is probably my favourite Paph hybrid. Then Max. tenuifolia, Coel. cristata, Aerangis fastuosa, Lycaste aromatica, Phychopsis, Neos, Mexipedium, white and blue Catts....
 

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It's hard to narrow it down for me at this point; I've only been collecting for about a year, and every time I turn around, there's another beauty to covet. :D

My favorite paph. right now is pretty much any hybrid with spicerianium in it. As far as non-slippers go, I really love Oncidiums and if they liked me better, I'd grow more of them...:rollhappy:

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Lately P. tigrinum and neos are the most exciting to me.
 

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I refuse to pick a favorite. REFUSE! :)

Neofinetia falcata
Habenaria radiata
Any Angraecum sp.

Those are probably my top three. But then I start thinking about Paph. rothschildianum, Paph. tigrinum, Galeandra sp., Phal. violacea (not to mention bellina and equestris), Phrag besseae and all the other species that I love, and my head starts to hurt.

Inability to pick just one is an indicator of how bad you have the sickness.
 

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some of my favorites aren't alive anymore and I don't try to grow them..
masdevallia ignea, caudata and exquisita
trichopilia suavis, tortilis alba
liparis convallarioides
spiranthes lucida
calypso bulbosa (or it would be if I'd ever seen it in person...)
different varieties of phrag besseae
dendrobium falcorostrum, peguanum and cuthbertsonii
lepanthes calodictyon
stelis mystax
lots of aerangis
many more....
 

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a real tough question. Quite a bit does vary on the time of the year for me.
I have tops in different genera

Paph species...rothschildianum and lowii
Phrag species...caudatum, besseae and kovachii
Maxillaria...dilonii, striata and elegantua
Bulbo: ... large and stinky ones, small ones and pleasantly fragrant ones.
Catt species...walkeriana
Dendrochilum...walisii, cobbianum and magnum
Dendrobium... thrysiflorum, kingianum, and anosmum
Coelogyne: corymbosa, xyrekes, cristata, and pandurada
 

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a real tough question. Quite a bit does vary on the time of the year for me.
I have tops in different genera

Paph species...rothschildianum and lowii
Phrag species...caudatum, besseae and kovachii
Maxillaria...dilonii, striata and elegantua
Bulbo: ... large and stinky ones, small ones and pleasantly fragrant ones.
Catt species...walkeriana
Dendrochilum...walisii, cobbianum and magnum
Dendrobium... thrysiflorum, kingianum, and anosmum
Coelogyne: corymbosa, xyrekes, cristata, and pandurada
I think that narrows it down to a couple hundred species:rollhappy:

I don't think I can do any better Ron. Sometimes I think my new favorite is just what happens to be blooming at any given time. I definitely prefer species, and darker colors to lighter colors, and weirdness definitely adds points.
 
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