Originally Posted by Rowangreen
Maudiae is a cross between lawrenceum and callosum (not sure I've spelt those right...). A Maudiae type will probably have those in and maybe some others, and maybe quite a few generations of crosses.
Vini means it's red/dark.
Lawrenceanum. I'm sure it was just a typo.
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Originally Posted by The Orchid Boy
Maudiae type "usually" has a white and green striped dorsal and is like the one in your avatar. They can have green or vinicolored petals and pouches.
"Vinicolor" means "wine colored". So vinicolor is usually a maroon or red wine colored, as Rowangreen stated, it can also just mean dark. Like with Paph. delenatii v. vinicolor. It isn't maroon but is dark purple and different from the regular variety.
There are three main color groups in maudiae.
Mostly white and green flowers called Alba.
Some pin/red hue of different intensity and quantity on flowers called Calloratum
Very dark red/wine tone called Vini.
All these color types can have spots (with or without warts) and hairs, or completely smooth surface.
I loved green and white types, and they were the first paphs I ever bought and I still do if I see something that catch my eyes as there are HUGE difference in how they look. (these are mostly all seedling unless bought as divisions)
I do not like colloratum very much.
since last year, I developed love for vini, which is not commonly available.
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Originally Posted by MollieMcP
Please excuse my newbee-ness but what is a maudiae type and vini??
You should try them if you find the flowers attractive.
These plants (well, except for the one I'm refering to in this thread) grow and flower well in the home environment. and flowers last from 1 to 3 months. very rewarding to have!