Paph. superbiens var. curtisii and Paph. superbiens ???

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GuRu

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My Paph. superbiens var curtisii is flowering for the very first time. I think there shouldn't exists any doubts about its identity.





Side by side I grow a Paph superbiens (this name was on the tag when I bought the plant) and in addition to the thread started by Istvan I'm not really sure what it is. The staminode for example looks similar tho that of P. barbatum or P. callosum.......????



 

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Both are very nice.First is straight curtisii, second one is a callosum hybrid,I think, definitely not superbiens.
 

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So we are three....I presumed a P. callosum/barbatum affinity by its staminode.
 

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Eric, I don't know why ? Obviously everything is o.k. with them. If it's o.k. for you I will send you a PM with their URL's.
 

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I can only agree with the esteemed gentlemen above!

Though, for once to avoid the notorious, historical confusion, I enter the camp of 'lumpers': with your species flower, I will stick to Paph. curtisii.....and reserve the P. superbiens epithet only for the 'true' superbiens, thought long lost!
 
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