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Phragmipedium caudatum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Lisa N., Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Lisa N.

    Lisa N. Member

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    This Phr. growing under i/c conditions in my greenhouse. This plant receive RO water, and water with fertilizer every third or second watering. I like Phrag's flowers!

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    The length of petals over 70 cm :) Actually, this plant don't looks like Phr. caudatum...
     
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    chicago chad Active Member

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    caudatum is often mislabeled and a few things have been grouped together as such. Naoki can elaborate further on the distinctions between varieties. Your's is very interesting and very well grown. The colors are quite pale but together they make a stunning combination. It certainly has the cleanest pouch I have seen. The white just pops. Congrats regardless.
    http://slipperorchids.info/phragdatasheets/caudatum/index.html
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Wow very nice!
     
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    It looks like var. wallisii
     
  5. naoki

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The flowers are beautiful and the images are stunning! Thanks.
     
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    So much going on with such a simple colour scheme. Great photos.
     
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    Thanks! I saw this articles some days ago, because I had doubts about this sp. It's also may be a Phr. caudatum X wallisii... But now Phr. wallishii reduced to synonim to Phr. popowii. Yesterday I talked to Jozef Braem on this subject.. He told me, that this plant seems like Phr. caudatum hybrid with use of Phr. wallisii. More precisely, with a plant that formerly called Phr. wallisii before..
    Unfortunately, I don't know origin of this plant. This Phr. came to me under name Phr. longifolium from seller..
     
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    Lisa, do you happen to know which aspects of the flowers indicate possible hybrids? I'm recently interested in this group, so I don't know much, and I'd like to learn about how to tell the hybrids.

    I thought that the taxonomy of this group isn't well settled yet. Different people thinks differently about which ones are given at the species rank. In addition to that, the interpretation of original description and priority is quite a bit of mess. My understanding is that P. popowii (aka P. humboltii) is the name given to the ones from Central America by Dr. Braem (2004). I thought that he considered that what was known as P. walishii (from around Ecuador) is a separate species, and it should be called P. warszewiczianum (which was commonly used for P. popowii/humboltii). So I don't think he considers these two species are synonymous. There are lots of discussion about this in ST, but it becomes more confusing after reading all the info... Here is an example.
     
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    Great photos!