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Unread 02-17-2013, 05:43 AM
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Default Paph. Ashburtoniae (barbatum x insigne)

Old primary hybrid that has opened its very first flower. It's not completely opened yet, but I thought it was so nice looking that I wanted to share it with you.

I won this division at an auction, held on the Swedish orchid forum I'm a member of, last year. I was sooo happy when I did, since I had fallen in love with it when the seller showed a pic of its mother plant.

I had forgotten how dark the dorsal was, so that was a very pleasant surprise.

I really like this primary, since it seems to be relatively easy to grow and bloom.

Here it is, enjoy!



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Nice.

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It's very graceful looking.
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Ooo! Lovely!
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Presents itself very nicely. I definitely like the way the petals are held. Very nice!
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There's something about barbatum primaries... pure essence of Paph.
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Wow! I haven't seen this hybrid. I love the colors and the shape of the petals.
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