Paph. wilhelminae

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  1. May 11, 2016 #21

    JasonG

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    Great looking plant. How are you growing it?


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  2. May 11, 2016 #22

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    Thanks.

    Water when approaching dryness. Foliar feed at 1/4 strength with Tomato fertilizer, after each clear watering ....but, sometimes I substitute with a high a nitrogen feed and other times I use a high phosphorous feed.
     
  3. May 11, 2016 #23

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    Very nice. I've had one of these, a little darker, but it never raised the dorsal beyond horizontal ...which was the only problem had with it. Your plant presents with great form.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2016 #24

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    Looks like P. wilhelminiae to me, John, but without seeing the plant or without knowing the history it could be anything.

    Need much more info.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2016 #25

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    Good looking plant and flowers John.

    I have one that's been in sheath for a while now that should bloom soon. I noticed this was a post from 3 months ago so I don't suppose you saved pollen??

    There was some relatively recent debate that Garay stirred up on this species that suggested the "true" wilhelminae had non-twisted petals. But as far as I could tell this was based on a preserved specimen from the 1930's or a picture from the late 1800's.

    Cribb has pics from the type locality and those flowers have twisted petals.

    From what I can see in the pics your flowers also have the boxy staminode with little horns at the top corners (also indicative of wilhelminae).
     
  6. Aug 24, 2016 #26

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    Okay. Thanks Lance.
    Other than not being as dark as I've seen wilhelminae in the past, it looks just like what I've come to think of as being this species. It's a very small, compact plant and even though it's multi-growth, it's only got the two flowers. For me, if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and ......... I'll keep the original tag in the pot and I'll add a question mark on a second tag with wilhelminae on it.

    Rick, I checked my records and....no, I didn't keep the pollen. Sorry.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2016 #27

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    Beautiful flowers!
    I gotta look out for this one.
     

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