Actually, I have lots of stuff in bloom now. Its that time of year. But for the moment I'm going to post 2 Paph venustum plants.
The first photo is a straight Paph. venustum, which I got last year from The Little Greenhouse. It has a nice form which is pretty flat. Many venustums have reflexed petals. She's a keeper!
The second plant is Paph. venustum var. pardhanii, and came from Parkside Orchids just this past Paph Forum. (you can't beat instant gratification). There are many venustum varieties, and I own several seedlings, but I haven't actually seen very many blooming in person. This variety is supposed to be more colorful or have stronger color, and it does. It was difficult to capture, but the venustum above has sort of a brown shade on the petals and only yellow and green on the pouch. This pardhanii has definite a red shade on the petals and the pouch has a hinting of this color too. Form is obvously reflexed, but it is still an attractive little flower.
And as a bonus, the foliage on venustum is always really attractive!