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This photo appears on the cover of the German journal Orchideen Journal vol. 2-1, 2014, which provides the official notification of this new orchid species from Laos. It is related to Paphiopedilum canhii. The photo may have been taken in Thailand.
Just opened. It tried to bloom once before but the bud must not have developed. So it is sort of a first-bloom seedling.
In the upper cluster I had to remove 3 flowers just before taking it in for judging: something had munched on them.
I believe this orchid should be allowed to go pendent. I will try to grow it that way in the future.
First blooming. A year or so ago I posted a photo of a sib from this cross.
First bloom. The camera's close up makes it look more open than it is. It is a bit more than half open. I cut the flower so the plant get started on a second growth.
10.5 cm across. Tall stem.
I'm not sure if this is my darkest anceps, but it is quite dark. It is also petite overall. The widest flower is under 8 cm. In sun.
I tried growing this in full sun. It did not do well. In 55% shade it is thriving. Potted in gravel.
It had no label when I acquired it. There is a nice gloss to the flowers. As with other of the tropical multiflorals I grow, it is a slow grower but quite rewarding when it does finally bloom.
(Traceyanum x erythraaum) From Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. I don't know if it is a meristem or seedling.
It is a seedling. And it turned to have been registered earlier with the name now shown.
Awarded at the 2012 Santa Barbara Orchid Estate International Orchid Fair. Photo by Larry Vierheilig.
This can be translated as 'Yunnan Snow' or 'Yunnan White Snow' or 'Yunnan Snow White'. It is nicely in bloom again in January 2013: 3 spikes, seven flowers.
5 inches (13.3 cm) across. The parents were 'Aranda B' x 'Tamiami Thunder' AM/AOS.
I acquired this from Mr Kao (Ching Hua Orchids). Since it was inexpensive I did not have high hopes. But it has turned out quite nice: a rather clear green and with reasonably tall spikes. Ching Hua's latest price list shows Cym goeringiis, so I hope he comes to some of our shows soon.
I really like this lip. It may be another nice addition to cymbidium hybridization.
I received this from a friend almost a year ago. It is growing beautifully--so far. It has 4 more spikes coming and has had very little leaf-tip burning so far (unlike most of my Oriental cymbidiums).
This grew very well for me a few years ago, but I took some bad advice on re-potting it, and lost it. Now I try again. What is special about it is the width of the petals and sepals. It they get on the wide side they are designated as "lotus" type.
The flower is 4 3/8 inches across (11.2 cm). It grew even larger after this photo was taken.
Better photo of it.
This can be translated as 'Yunnan Snow' or 'Yunnan White Snow' or 'Yunnan Snow White'.
I read that this has been listed as a synonym of kanran but is now considered a separate species. In Tokyo I saw a number of small kanrans--perhaps some of them are this species?
My impression so far is that this not a strong grower under my conditions, but it readily spikes and the flowers are long lasting. The first year it bloomed I thought the blooming weakened it, so I cut the spike that emerged the next year. This year it produced 2 spikes and I cut one. I see it is now pushing up yet another spike, which I will cut. Next year I hope to let it put up two spikes.
Well, that's what the label says. Picked up on a raffle table.
The tropical multiflorals are very slow to grow in my outdoor conditions but very rewarding when they do. Judging by this summer, they seem particularly prone to bloom in summer.
Awarded to Larry Vierheilig at the June AOS judging in Santa Barbara. Photo by Larry Vierheilig.
Nice colors and reasonably floriferous, but short spur and flowers slant down a bit.