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Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by DarleneJay, Jun 8, 2017.
This is a very compact, clumping paphiopedilum. It is just adorable.
Nice! I Like this one.
I agree with Kipper, I like it a lot.
What a wonderful hybrid. I'm not a paph grower, but I would be happy to have that.
Very very pretty!
Marni, I have been looking for it, any idea who has it, Andy doesn't, nor do a couple of the Paph. growers.
Susan is here in northern California near Sacramento, so I suspect the hybridizer might be from here. You could find out who registered the cross and check with them. I don't have time to look it myself right now, but if you haven't found it by next week, let me know.
I picked mine up at my local orchid society auction several years back. I will ask the original owner where he purchased it. I will let you know if he remembers.
I am pretty sure it will need to be repotted at some time this year. I might be able to get a division of it then. If you are interested and still cannot find it, let me know.
Hi Anita, It is an older hybrid. Registered with the RHS in 1999 by S. Roccaforte. I would bet you will have ti find someone willing to part with a division.
Perhaps it is time for someone to remake it.
That brings up a question I have wondered about before. On a more complex hybrid like this, it involves 3 different crosses of 4 different species, godefroyae, concolor, bellatulum, and delenatii, how likely are you to come up with the same or similar results if you try to remake the plant?
And sorry Darlene, I didn't mean to hijack your thread!
I didn't think about the parentage. I think you would have a heard time recreating this. Each of the crosses involved probably showed a range which would have increased the possiblities exponentially. A more direct route would be to self the plant. I would volunteer to sow the seed.
Oh, community project. I would buy a flask! Now we just need to talk Darlene into growing a pod....
This all sounds like a fun project. Does selfing usually work, I know that some other plants have to have pollen from a another plant to be successful. I don't know what I could do from the east coast but am willing if there is a task I could do long distance.
Kipper thanks for researching that for me, I actually don't know how to do that.
When Darlene decides to repot it any division would need to have several growths wouldn't it? I wouldn't want her to endanger her plants survival.
Selfings will work on paphs. At least on some of them.
I think I could find one tomorrow.
Kipper, I had the same question about the parentage in these non-primary hybrids. Thanks for asking about that.
As for the seed pod, I had not thought about trying to self my plant. I'm will to give it a try, but I have never tried to set a seed pod. I will have to do a little research. This will be interesting! My plant has 12-14 growths. So it should be able to carry a pod or spare a division. If the selfing fails, I will tag paph for a division.
Darlene, that sounds like a good plan, Marni is expert at pollinating, she knows just how to do it, you could get in touch with her. Stay in touch and let me know what happens.
The bloom you posted, is that the only one or are their others coming? With what little knowledge I have about it, I think the pod parent's bloom needs to be just at the right stage for it to take. It would be exciting to have a whole flask of babies coming along.
Daniel you rock, you can find anything!
I don't grow paphs and have never tried to pollinate one, so I am no help.