Paph. kolopakingii var. topperi

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  1. Oct 17, 2019 #1

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    southernbelle, Dandrobium and musa like this.
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    Very nice such a great species
     
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    Wow, that is incredible!
     
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    Marvelous picture of à Nice species, congrats for the culture
     
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    what a giant. Well flowered.
     
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    Wow!
    What is the leaf span?
     
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    What can be said, that the formers speaker haven't said...I can only join the chorus: beautifull and well grown!

    Kind regards, Jens
     
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    Wow! Giant plant. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2019 #9

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    The leaves are 6.5 cm wide and the leaf span is around more than a meter long. So It does take a lot of space. Especially when it begins to clump.
     
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    Dang!
     
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    What makes this topperi versus a typical kolo?
     
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    I think the color. topperi is more green than brown (kolo). I'm not 100% sure.
     
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    Very nice P. kolopakingii, congrats. I like it very much and I get an impression how big mine must grow before I can expect a flower spike. I wait and see.

    As far as I know there's no distiction because var. topperi exist only in nurseries as an sales argument. Neither G. Brehm nor H. Koopowitz mention a var. topperi in their books, also Stephen Manza says on his site that there are no varieties or forms http://www.slipperorchids.info/paphdatasheets/polyantha/kolopakingii/index.html Last but not least 'The Plant List' doesn't mention any variety to P. kolopakingi http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Paphiopedilum+kolopakingii
     
  14. Nov 14, 2019 at 7:32 AM #14

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    Spectacular colors! Well grown and stunning display!
     

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