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Paphiopedilum philippinense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ray, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Nursing this baby back to health after what appears to be a long period of neglect. These have been open almost two months; you can see the blossom on the right starting to fail (lip)

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    Torrish Active Member

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    Very striking indeed.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Nice color. I'm getting more into paphs but I don't know them all too well just yet. Is it unusual for the lateral sepals to be separated for this species?
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    It seems to be random to me, Zach.

    I'm thinking there might be a cultural factor. This is the first time this particular plant has done that, and I have seen it occasionally in others, but not often.
     
  5. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    That's interesting. I wonder if some clones have a genetic predisposition to do it under certain cultural conditions. It could be a novel trait to pass on in hybridizing if that's the case. Nevertheless I like the way it looks!