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swamprad

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I recently purchased a plant labelled Paph. burkii. I can't find anything on the net about this species, but I bought it from a very reputable person. Any ideas what this might be?

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There's a registered hybrid Paph. Burki which is emersonii x Armeni White. I would guess this is what you have.
 

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Paph burkii is another name for P. callosum fma Sublaeve or similar. As I check the web, there is no recognised Paph species by that name alone.
That's birkii, I believe.

swamprad, can you tell us about the leaves?
 
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The name with a picture was published as Paphiopedilum birkii by Lance BIRK 1983 in ‘The Paphiopedilum Growers Manual’: 103;1983. It is a nomen nudum because there was never published a correct name and description.
Also Dr. Jack Fowlie used the name 1984 in The orchid digest without a description.
There are no differences to Paph. callosum var. sublaeve.

Best greetings

Olaf
 

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