Paphiopedilum Fajen's Fair Wench 'Whisper Crushed Velvet'
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum x Paphiopedilum wenshanense
AM/AOS (81 points)
- Exhibitor: Laura & Wes Newton
- Photographer: Ernest Walters
- Date: Jan 14, 2017
- Award No: 20172162
One striking flower on one staked, erect 8.5-cm inflorescence; flower base color light chartreuse, darker basally; dorsal sepal grape purple, veined and barred darker purple centrally, lighter marginally, ape light chartreuse; synsepal not visible from front, striations and margins grape purple, margins undulate; petals downswept, as in Paphiopedilum fairrieanum parent, vertically striated grape purple, broad grape purple picotee, superior margins wavy, hirsute baso-medially and marginally; pouch darker chartreuse, front heavily blushed burgundy, superior margin reveals base color, glistening; staminode bilobed, darker grape purple centrally, glistening, apically dentate; substance firm; texture velvety, pouch and staminode waxy; judges noted strong pleasing scent.