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Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ZWUM, May 29, 2014.

  1. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    And tiny! I don't even grow paphs and I want one!!!
     
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    I want it too!
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Wow. That's going on the wish list as soon as the fever dies down and prices get reasonable - say three or four years.
     
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    wow so new and little cute thing I think everybody would like one!!
     
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    Wow it's amazing imagine the paph fanatics forgetting to breathe ( me as one) as we admire & secretly WANT one...beautiful...
     
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    It's truly amazing. I find it fascinating that the collector who purchased the plants was under the impression he was getting cahnii and then it turned out to be this! What luck!!
     
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    It is an exciting new species indeed. I am quite amazed to see how similar the growths look like Paph. micranthum or armaniacum.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    I am friends with one of the people who named this Paph, and Niwat via Facebook.. One of them has seed pods on his plants now, and I hope that in maybe 18 to 24 months from now I will take delivery of 6 flasks.. I am sure as long as there is no restrictions, he will export some to the USA and EU. THat said, we should not count chickens or seedlings in this case before they hatch

    Brett
     
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    That's spectacular to hear! I look forward to this one getting into cultivation
     
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    I'm a paph grower from way back. I remember the excitement of P armeniacum, P micranthum and all of the other paph species that were being discovered in Southwest China. My favorite turned out to be Paph henryanum.

    The two new species that you've been talking here about has me very excited again!
     
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    I totally hope these plants get taken away by the government. In less than 1 month there are already none left in the forest. I hope that some how some one responsible can get them back find the REAL site where they are from and do some sort of replanting. Most of the story behind all of this is a lie by some people that think they have sole rights to the import of foreign species in to Thailand
     
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    Andy what's the real story behind the species if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    very very long to write here i am sure you will hear about it soon enough something like this can not happen with out the authorities getting involved
     
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    Forget 3 or 4 years. Any question about how it got out of Laos, and they are illegal. May be well over a decade before legal plants are available in the US.
     
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    I am sure your right on that but i think that there will be plants there from the black market before then.
     
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    I am sad to say that the plant thieves are already at work pillaging this plant. Plants are being sold in Thailand now it seems. Getting flasks made seems more important than ever.

    Brett
     
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    Andy I cant see this plant being taken back from the people who have it and have named it. I view the fact that its now named, as a plus as I am very certain that it would have been pillaged and sold without any great attention. Now people are aware of it, there can be some form of monitoring its trafficking. I am a little pessimistic though as plant protection in Laos and SE Asia in general is quite poor. Systemic corruption in the political sphere means weak regulation of plant protection.. Not to mention the involvement of some government officials in the illegal plant trade.
     
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    Brett in this case i think you are wrong. But only time will tell.