Seedlings had been raised asymbiotically by Dr. van Son, a Pretoria entomologist, in the early 1940's..... In 1943, van Son registered the first orchid hybrid raised in South Africa, Blc. Comtesse Kamarowsky (Blc. Viscountesse x Bc. Corrientes).It is surprising that Schelpe, who was usually a careful worker, would have got the date wrong (it should be 1953). Also, this was not the first South African orchid hybrid registered; one of the two Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum-hybrids registered by van Son in 1952 would have carried this honour.
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