A Crossing between
Cypripedium and Paphiopedilum

@As I received the clear results about crossings between Cypripedium and Paphiopedilum, I 'll show you the information here. This information by Dr. Holger Parner who is a botanical sientist in Germany and who live in China now in order to research about Orchids in China. The followings is the partial letter from him in China.
@There is something growing in a pot on my balcony here in Chengdu, that might interest you: Prof. Fangyuan Liu, Kunming, made this cross. It is Paphiopedilum armeniacum x Cypripedium henryi. The plants look a lot like Paph. armeniacum, but they are not just selfings induced by pollen of the cypripedium. The plants are not deciduous and have obviously mostly
paphiopedilum-blood. But they are different form pure armeniacums: the leaves are a little softer, brighter green and only very sparsely dotted with red at the very base of the leaves underside. I hope I can grow them to flowering size ( I have just a very few of them), and also hope that they are able to flower at all. ( Thank you Holger.. )

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