Paphiopedilum bellatulum

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MarioQ

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My first blooming of this mature plant that I bought early October. Bud appeared mid-December. I have been enjoying it these last days. It is pretty and amazing. I always wanted a bellatulum. The collector told me that it is a 4N. To me it seems a type one, a normal bellatulum, and it doesn’t matter, I love it! Hope you like it too.
 

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Well done.

4n is hard to diagnose unless the chromosome count was done.
 

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Thank you for all your comments. You are so kind. And yes, I remember from cattleyas that 4N are bigger and vigorous, but because I don't have real plants to compare, just reading and studying the usual characteristics of the plant, I deduce that it is what is called "type". The comment was that who sold it to me already after wrote me that it was a 4N. I am so delighted with it that I already call it "La Divina", as Maria Callas... so I think I'll start naming them. Excess lockdown? maybe...hehehehehe
My best wishes from Xalapa, "City of Flowers" as Alexander von Humboldt named it. Today in a typical day as he described in 1803: "The beautiful and serene sky of Xalapa in summer inspires melancholy from December to February; every time the north wind blows in Veracruz, a thick fog envelops the inhabitants of Xalapa."
 
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