Paph bullenianum

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Berrak

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First blooming.

Growing well. Has 2 new growths.

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goldenrose

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It's a little guy, I guess I haven't seen full plant shots of this species. Good size flower, nice photos!
 
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Berrak

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Thank you.

Yes its a small guy.

The plant is about 6 cm high.
The flower is 6,5 cm high and 8 cm wide.
 
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Corbin

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Looks like a good mix w/ lowii. Thanx for posting.

I am going to show my ignorance here and ask if bullenianum is the species name and Berrak if you could divulge the particulars of this mix I would appreciate them. I am always looking for small orchids I can grow.
 
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Berrak

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I bought it with the name amabile but bullenianum is the correct name according to Cribb.
Yes it is a species.
 
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Berrak

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Ed - No idea.

It is a species - It is also described in the new book Tropical Slipper Orchids.
There are some variants.
 

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As much as it looks like appletonium (or wolterianum), bullenianunum comes from Borneo and has a beefier flower.

Cribb says that this complex is a mess with very similar plants:
P. ambile
P. robinsonii
P. linii
P. johorense
P. celebesense
P. tortipetalum
all species status names circulating freely in cultivation for what is probably the same plant.

With a comparison of the incredible amount of variation Averyanov has documented for appletonium in Vietnam, I wouldn't be surprised that bullenianum would have a ton of variation throughout the south pacific.
 

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