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Paph. HCM

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by nikv, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. nikv

    nikv Member

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    Hi!

    My first-bloom Paph HCM (delenatii x vietnamense) has finally opened up! It's not very flat, but I'm happy with it.

    Then:

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    And now:

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    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice. Any idea what the name refers to?
     
  3. nikv

    nikv Member

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    Marni,

    The name is Paph. Ho Chi Minh, but many Vietnamese people refuse to honor him with an orchid hybrid named for him. It's akin to naming an orchid hybrid after Adolf Hitler to some people. Some orchid hobbyists just call it by its initials, therefore.

    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    It's really nice!

    Does it have any fragrance?

    Interesting to call it HCM and not honor the full name.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Nik, interesting. Does anyone know who registered the cross? I don't have Orchid Wiz or I would look it up myself.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Nik. I've bookmarked that site.