Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pretty picture: Paphiopedilum fairrienanum x Paphiopedilum Icy Galaxy

I looked, but I couldn't find a picture for Paph. Icy Galaxy. I found pictures of its descendants, which are mostly light-colored, like this one, but the grex itself is mysteriously absent.

The other 50% of the cross is Paphiopedilum fairrieanum. Plenty of previously-blogged plants have Paph. fairrieanum in their ancestry, but there's no clear family resemblance. Fairrieanum doesn't appear to be bringing color or patterning to the genetic table, though there are plenty of other possibilities: size, shape, disease or insect resistance, etc.

Paphiopedilum Jade Dragon (?) (2012)

Paphiopedilum Faire-Maud (2012)

Paphiopedilum Golden Crest (2012)

and Paphiopedilum Winwine x fairrieanum (2016)

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