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Stephan

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Hi Guys

I live in what is called the Redlands Shire here in Queensland Australia. It's not your Redland but the Redlands Spring Orchid Show was held here this weekend :).

One of the Paphs on show was purchased as a seedling St Swithin. The flower was awesome - easily three times the size of any St Swithin I've ever seen and quite definitely not the plant the grower purchased,


I have some ideas on what it could be - what do you think?





Cheers
Stephan
 
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It could be a St. Swithin. The dorsal and pouch appear to be St. Swithin. Sometimes the petals are wider and spotted.
 

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oh, i forgot to chime in. i think it's an orchid. probably a paph.....
 
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likespaphs said:
oh, i forgot to chime in. i think it's an orchid. probably a paph.....
...you sure it's not a Tulip?

I am going with Heather's guess: Paph. rothschildianum x Paph. godefroyae... I could be wrong, it has been known to happen... but of course, hell is still thawing out from the last time I was wrong... :)

-Pat
 

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Personally, I don't see any Brachy in it (not as a 50% parent, at least). Look at that synsepal. Also, I think the pouch is probably more golden than what the photo displays. The flash probably washed it out.
 

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I'd like to see the foliage and staminode, but from this angle I could guess roth with randsii.
 

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They can get THAT big?? St Swithins I mean - far out. The thought on the home front was that the plant may be Rolfei cross st St Swith/roths because of the colouring and the size.

Thanks for all the feedback.

Cheers
Stephan
 
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