There was an article in the May 2003 Spike on Paph.vietnamense, which is a new paphiopedilum
species that is very striking and is being used to breed all types of new and exciting
crosses. Here is a photo of this plant.
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The society is taking a special interest in Purdon Fen, where there are thousands
of Cypripedium Reginae growing. This area was supported by government grants, but
is now dependant on private donations. Society members are encouraged to donate through
the "adopt-an-orchid" program. Please click here for more information on conservation.
Society members wishing to sell plants are welcome to bring them to the Members Sales
Table at the Annual Show in April. Any member may bring up to a maximum of 20 plants,
and plants must be in good condition. Note that 10% is deducted from the sale price
and helps to support Society activities. For more details and a sales form please
refer to the “Shows” tab.