Paph wardii 'ugly'

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 #1

    Phaladdict

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    First bloom seedling, I really don't know whath happened but it is opening asymmetrically especially staminode , seems to turn opposite direction of where the ligjt come, it is not 100% open but i dont have many expectations , perhaps next bud to open or next flowering will be better i give him another occasion....
     

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    Interesting...
     
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    As other features of the flower are attractive, why not give it a second chance to see, whether the anomaly might not just be due to something or other during the development of the bud/flower?
     
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    Indeed will give it another chance for sure, after all asymmetry apart color and size are not bad
     
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    It looks as if it were drunk so stop watering it with beer....and all distortions will disappear......:D Yes I'm off and will hide me.
     
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    Poor confused flower. First blooms are a lot of pressure on them. Second time lucky we hope before it’s chucked away at a member’s table.
     
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    GuRu, you can still amaze! I didn't Know you were a poet also! :D
     
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    I have a P. parnatanum that has the same thing, but I know the reason for it. It may not be the same in your case. I will take a picture.
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    When the flower started to open I thought there was only one lateral petal. The missing petal was actually growing in the pouch. I tried to gentley remove it, but it was very tender and I tore it. You can see that the inside of the slipper and the staminode are out of whack from the petal growing in there. Luckily there is a back up.
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    Indeed the result seems the same but cause seems different:in my case really seems flower is turning away from the light, perhaps is just a coincidence i dont know, but in real life is much more asymmetrical than in photo... I have to say thath is a smallish single growht seedlings, perhaps in future will be better
    Can I ask from where your parnatanum come? I used to have a few then sold and remained with only one, my source don't carry these anymore at moment, would like to buy a few again
     
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    I got it from Forestview Gardens B.C. Canada in 2017, but right now and for a while they haven't had any species except for spicerianum. Terry told me in Sept. of this year it was because of the cost of new seedlings. I can't say 100%, but I think they buy at least some of their stuff from Tiawan.
     
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    had a first bloom seedling last year of wardii that bloomed no petals... so i'd take the drunken version... better than what i had!
     
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