Paph. godefroyae or leucochilum?

Discussion in 'Taxonomy' started by Hieu Huynh, Jun 27, 2019.

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  1. Jun 27, 2019 #1

    Hieu Huynh

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    Hi Slipper hobbyists, I purchased this Paph a year ago, the vendor said it's Paph. leucochilum but now when it blooms, I think it might be Paph. godefroyae as I see some dots on the pouch. I have attached an image for your judgment. Much appreciate for your comments. Thank you in advance. 20190621_103704.jpg
     
  2. Jun 27, 2019 #2

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    I would say godefroyae, leucochilum is usually bigger with clear pouch. Curious about your temp, are you at 100° f.? Or close to it on a daily basis?
     
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    Thanks Troy for your comment. I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It's quite hot here, the temperature regime relies upon the monsoon season, around 30-32oC in the rain season from mid-May to end of Oct. A little cool in Nov and Dec and extremely hot in Mar to mid-May, varies 37-42oC. I was worried that my Paph could collapse in the extreme heat this year but they don't, they're just damaged by red mites. I'm quite surprised about their heat tolerance.
     
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    I live in New Orleans, Same temps though we've had a dry summer so far.
    I just started with these. I don't dare keep any outside. Indoors I keep them at about 75 F near a window cracked open for some humidity and maybe warmer breeze.
    Outdoors, I have a few mounted/ basket orchids.
    Things tend to rot or get cooked by the heat or fried by the sun here. Then, if that doesn't kill it, a nice hard freeze will.
     
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