An insight into the making of the Paphiopedilum Vanda M Pearman (left). The long stemmed P.delenatii (right) gives form while the rounder P.bellatulum (middle) adds substance and colour to an ever popular hybrid. A number of awarded plants have arisen from this breeding line at Ratcliffe Orchids. Here plants are shown flowering at the nursery. Note the maturing seed pod (left of flower) that will mature for perhaps 9 months before being harvested

Photo acknowledgment to Ratcliffe Orchids Ltd.

 

Paphiopedilum Vanda M Pearman (P.bellatulum x delenatii) (left)

P.bellatulum (centre) P.delenatii (right)

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