One of my most recent acquisitions. I'm very happy with how it turned out.
The flower is beautiful.Leo Schordje said:Hey Thank you Matthias, the change of lighting makes a difference. The bee marking while dark, is not the solid splotch of color that it is in malipoense. You can see the color in the hybrid is actually made of lines of color, showing the influence from jackii. I like it.
Hien said:Thank you so much for the explanation.
The reason I ask is that Leonid Averyanov describes hiepii as having a hook on the pouch, and has exagerated long/ narrow petals (comparing to malipoense & jackii) in his book.
Then later, I read somewhere, another person disputed the existence of hiepii, and show a jackii's photos changing shape to (hiepii) after a few year in less than optimum cultural conditions.
I was wondering if someone could do the reverse experiment, provide the known hiepii specimens with optimum growing environment to see if they change to jackii.
Thanks for the info, Zach.kentuckiense said:Indeed, that would be quite interesting to see.
Here is Stephen's page on the subject:
Leo Schordje said:About distinguishing the alba forms between jackii & malipoense - The foliage pattern and flower shape are the only traits I would be able to use if the bee marking was absent. My guess would be jackii alba would have fine green lines on the tip of the staminode, where malipoense alba would have no markings. But that is a guess, not knowledge certain. Jackii has a lighter green checkerboard pattern foliage, distinctly square checks of color. Malipoense foliage pattern is more of a dark brocade, the markings are not "squares" of light and dark green. I have never seen the alba form of either I am not certain I could tell them apart.