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gego

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Pretty much all description so far for superbiens has pendulous petals and over all flower is bigger than curtisii.

Rick's has neither. This could be a new species.

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yes, see the other post.
Yes. Pretty much the same as the pictures published by MK and Birk. Short petals and proportionally short.
I agree with you about that pre- breeding era.

The recent curtisii have big flowers with long petals and pouches. They are no longer squatish.

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Great info guys! Thanks! I guess the lines are very blurred. I am going to keep it as per the original label, even though it seems quite likely that mine is really a curtsii.
 

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It looks like you grow all your paph's in sphagnum moss.

I do not. They are in a seedling bark mix that is covered with live moss (not sphagnum). The background of the first photos catch my phrag setup. I do grow my phrags in a mix of sphagnum moss with charcoal and lava rock (sitting in water).
 

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Always a favorite. The size of the flowers on these (in general) never fails to dazzle me. This is the first time this particular plant has bloomed for me. Also, I really like the unique leaves on this one. Not to mention the pouch is super-dark. 🤤

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I adore this plant and am on my own quest to find a superbness. this is a great shot. this one looks like a mix as many have stated but the longer twisted petals are from the Superbiens side. Id love a clone if you ever put them on the market.
 

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