Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 SEPOS Show, Paph Installment

Last weekend I went to the South East Pennsylvania Orchid Society Show at Longwood Gardens. I came away with hundreds of pictures and two dead camera batteries. I still haven't finished weeding through them (though, admittedly I've procrastinated a bit) and don't know how to pare it down to a few highlights for the blog. Thought I'd do a few installments of highlights instead, so you can see more photos! Today we'll be starting with some paphs, focusing on species, although there were also plenty of hybrids of interest.

Paph. sangii 'Suzanne' HCC/AOS
Paph. sangii 'Suzanne' HCC/AOS
Sangii is a rather rare species in cultivation, and a fantastic flower, so deserves top billing.

Paph. villosum 'Lloyds' AM/AOS
Paph. villosum '#1'
Top: Paph. villosum 'Lloyds' AM/AOS
Bottom: Paph. villosum '#1'

Paph. hirsutissimum 'Buffy Lynn' HCC/AOS
Paph. hirsutissimum
Top: Paph. hirsutissimum 'Buffy Lynn' HCC/AOS
Bottom: A different Paph. hirsutissimum

Paph. bulleniamum var. tortipetalum
Paph. bulleniamum var. tortipetalum

Paph. lowii 'MacLean' AM/AOS
Paph. lowii 'MacLean' AM/AOS - a rather nice and unusual lowii due to the dark color, especially on the dorsal.

Next time: Exciting Dendrobiums

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