Paphiopedilum concolor

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  1. Mar 2, 2019 #1

    mrhappyrotter

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    This was a mix-up from Popow originally purchased as concolor 'Yellow' x hangianum, but obviously it was an accidental selfing. They were very gracious about the mistake.

    I can't say there's anything terribly special about it, but I figured I'd share. It blooms regularly, multiple times a year. I've grown it in a small pot so it's perpetually root bound, perhaps that's why?

    The flowers are fragrant, but I find the fragrance to be unpleasant. It's a mixture of apple peel and vomit.

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    no hatred!!
    I like it!! It has character, bifloral is a plus
     
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    It's a lot nicer than mine. The smell you can keep though :D
     
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    I remember awhile back when I found out P. concolor is fragrant, the research I did suggested it smelled like apples. I'm a sucker for fragrant flowers, and apple fragrance sounds irresistible. I've now got 2 different clones of this species, and because the scent is so gross, I'm not even sure I like Paph. concolor anymore.

    And this is coming from someone who likes to smell Bulbophyllums and Stapeliads just for fun.
     
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    Don't think mine is fragant - just ugly.
    It looks like its mother had something going on with a cactus.
    This was the absolutely best pout of the 8 flowers it had last summer. The rest had much more of those spikes in the lip.
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    It does have good color, though, and I like the way the central dots roughly form a dividing line in the petals. I agree, I'm not a fan of toothy pouches, and if it happens consistently, then I'd be concerned it's a genetic thing or irreconcilable differences with my growing conditions.
     
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    I bought it with spikes, so I'm sure it's genetic. It grows well, so I hope it'll flower again this year - then I'll see if it happens again.
     
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    I like them both. I also like the roughly formed dividing lines. It's a quirky preference for me.
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    I think they are fantastic, the comments about the fragrance about the smell had me in stitches!
     

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