- Feb 6, 2011
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Indeed, if you just see the images you may think of a natural hybrid...maybe with Paph. coccineum.....but this variety is officially described and identified by sort of gene analysis. No need to say.....the intense colouration of these flowers is striking.My first thought was hybrid
I agree.Here is my very personal observation, not as a botanist, not given by any in-situ experience and not challenging any expert...
I always found the most striking attribute of charlesworthii the beautiful white staminode and the broader flag. I would have preferred this to be described as a separate species. I have seen many other plants with less variation that resulted in species level separation.
My fear is that once people start mixing all these charlesworthii varieties in crosses... the unique staminode and flag effects will fade.
The flowers are beautiful, that's for sure.
You say adductum, I say anitum,The original traits may be lost by mixing the two forms. Eventhough genotype may be similar, the phenotype is too different.
So ideally, the two should be separated in breeding until further notice.
Let’s play nice and educate the unbeknownst lol.You say adductum, I say anitum,
the Oceanic bunkum,
a most distorted factum
Yet another bitter comment upon the AOC's foolish decision to sink anitum into adductum and thus completely messing up the breeding lines for P. Johanna Burchardt and Wössner Black Wings, respectively!
Where’s the paper?Indeed, if you just see the images you may think of a natural hybrid...maybe with Paph. coccineum.....but this variety is officially described and identified by sort of gene analysis. No need to say.....the intense colouration of these flowers is striking.