Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pretty picture: Paphiopedilum Fairly Sauced

Another Paphiopedilum fairrieanum cross.1 None of the crosses look much like any of the others, so fairrieanum isn't contributing a distinctive appearance, but there wouldn't be so many hybrids involving it if it weren't being useful somehow.

It's also another orchid from Lehua Orchids.2 They're pretty excited about it, but I'm not a huge fan personally, mostly because of the color. The photos at Lehua show flowers that are green/pink/white, which is a more appealing combination.3

Even if I'm not crazy about its color, I'm impressed with the size and apparent health of the plant in the show.

The International Orchid Register site gives the following ancestry:

Paphiopedilum Fairly Sauced = Paphiopedilum Sorcerer's Stone x Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Ref.)

Lehua gets more specific:

Paphiopedilum Fairly Sauced = Paphiopedilum Sorcerer's Stone 'Yellow Magic' x Paphiopedilum fairrieanum fma bohlmannianum [album]


1 "Another" referring to this post from August, also a Paph. fairrieanum cross, with links to other previously-blogged crosses.
2 (Previously: Pretty picture: Masdevallia Bella Donna 'Lehua Snow Blush')
3 Possible explanations for the color discrepancy: inaccurate color replication on one or both cameras, different clones of the same grex, photo-editing software, misidentification, differences in lighting.

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