Paph concolor var. longipetalum

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Jorch

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Opened today, although I think it might do a wee bit more stretching in the coming days.



close up on the alien-bug-eye staminode, I find it extremely creepy



Hope the bloom will still be in good shape for our show in 4 weeks! There is a judging session tomorrow, but I don't think this flower is "special" enough to earn any awards :confused:
 

Kyle

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Looks great, I got a couple of them. Shouldn't be long until they bloom.

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Eric Muehlbauer

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Innnnnterrrrrresssstingggggggg! Funny...if it were a hybrid, I might go for it. But as a concolor....hmmmmmm......maybe to make my collection more complete....but only at a very reasonable price. Definitely different....Take care, Eric
 
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jblanford

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I also find it interesting "creepy" but interesting. Jim.
 

GuRu

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...I think found in thailand...maybe near the border of burma?
I purchased one last January and the plant was imported by the German nursery/vendor from a Thai nursery. Unfortunately mine hasn't flowered yet therefore it's nice to see it blooming in collections of other members.
@ Jorch
The staminode looks a bit odd compared to other species but you must be very timorous if you think it was creepy. :rollhappy:
Best regards from Germany, GuRu
 
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Jorch

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The staminode looks a bit odd compared to other species but you must be very timorous if you think it was creepy. :rollhappy:
Best regards from Germany, GuRu
Yes.. I am not fond of anything bug-related :p Esp the staminode is so glossy it reflects a lot of light which makes it seem like a pair of bug eyes. eeww.. :poke::p
 
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Faan

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Do the clever people agree that it is only a variety of concolor?
 
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Eric Muehlbauer

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Makes me wonder.....not only the petal shape, but the coloration....I would think that this should be considered a different species. I see far greater differences between this plant and concolor than I see between niveum and thaianum....certainly more difference than I see between barbatum and callosum, especially the sublaeve/thalandense types...and given the love of splitting that so many taxonomists have, I'm rather surprised that it hasn't been segregated into a new species....Take care, Eric
 

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I'm inclined to think this plant is either a natural hybrid or a new species. Using the principals Koopowitz applies to the separation of maliponse and jackii. Staminode shape and color, and the overall flower size and shape could be applied to this plant and concolor. In this link you will find Koopowitz's reasoning for species status of jackii.
http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk/paph_doc.pdf
 

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