|There is a plant that played a pivotal role
in the breeding of modern Maudiae-type paphiopedilums. It has
known in the past as Paphiopedilum callosum ' JAC ' and it was
instrumental in creating the popular ' flame ' coloration in
the Maudiae-types. The clone itself has intense dark purple coloration
of the type that is now called vinocoloration. This clone should
not be confused with another plant, Paphiopedilum callosum '
Sparkling Burguandy ' FCC/AOS, that is the basis of the modern
vinicolor slipper orchids. The latter plant is a true Paph. callosum
wheres Paph. callosum ' JAC ' is something else.
At least four different plants acquired by collectors belomg
to this species. We were concerned at the outset that these plants
did not belong in the concept of Paph. callosum, but we allowed
ourselves to be persuaded not to name the plants at that time.
As time has progressed and we have gained a deeper understanding
of the entire genus and paph. callosum in particular, we have
became more and more convinced that they are in fact a separate
and different species in their own right and that we had erred
earlier in not naming it.