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Paph. micranthum var. eburnum ‘Perfecto’

Here is an orchid that produces especially nice flowers. This Paphiopedilum micranthum variety eburnum, owned by the Orchid Inn and shown at the Greater Omaha Orchid Society show this spring, was given the varietal name ‘Perfecto’. Perfect it is. The shape is symmetric, and the (pink striped) dorsal sepal and petals are nice and flat. A wonderful example of a plant that is being recognized by the American Orchid Society as a superior form of Paphiopedilum micranthum with an Award of Merit. Congratulations to Sam Tsui of the Orchid Inn for producing such a nice plant and flower. Sam does a lot of hybridizing and – in this case – improvement of species by selective breeding with wonderful results. His work not only produces nice flowers, it also protects orchids in nature. We can safely buy plants that come from a greenhouse and not from nature itself. A way of preservation in the wild, with visually pleasing results.