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 Post subject: Paphiopedilum volonteanum
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Paphiopedilum volonteanum - I like this flower a lot. New to me. First time flowering it.

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 Post subject: Re: Paphiopedilum volonteanum
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Peter --

You *should* like this one a lot.

Is this the one that I (we) did not buy on eBay? :lol:

I saw a block of these at Taylor Orchids in Monroe, Michigan about 25 years ago; all were legally jungle collected and formerly the property of Margaret Illgenfritz (Great Lakes Orchids). Flowering with an equal number of jungle mastersianum (select only), it was a sight I will never forget.

None of the plants of volunteanum there were better than yours. Very bright color, especially in that larger photo. Bravo again.

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 Post subject: Re: Paphiopedilum volonteanum
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Nice, I had a very hard time with this species, I think my area is too hot and windy.

Walton, I'd have loved to see the mastersianums.


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 Post subject: Re: Paphiopedilum volonteanum
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RandyT wrote:

Walton, I'd have loved to see the mastersianums.


Randy -

Yeah, it was a lucky time for me; I was in good health and drove from Atlanta to Michigan to see Ron's jungle material at least twice a year for many years. The block of select, jungle mastersianum "ruined me" for most of what I have seen awarded before and after. Ron also had a legally-collected rothschildianum that came from the other side of the hill from where 'Chester Hills' and the Roccaforte strain came from. It had unusual vigor -- thick, wide leaves. He sold me many special plants over a couple of decades, but would not even discuss selling a division of the roth. Apparently Norito Hasegawa had begged as well but got the same cast-iron "no" for an answer. Ron also had a legit plant of Onc. ampliatum var. majus (I have a photo somewhere). So much has been sold as var. majus, but clearly is nothing of the sort: Ron's plant had spikes that were 5-6 feet long and almost as wide...truly worthy of the "majus" distinction.

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