Paphiopedilum hermannii

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

Phred

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2015
Messages
766
Reaction score
1,092
Location
New Jersey
Fred, in your opinion, true species or is possible a natural hybrid of henryanum x lockianum (or similar)?
As you are aware the consensus is natural hybrid elevated to species. Personally I could go with species from the beginning.
 

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
5,215
Reaction score
1,484
Location
Germany
Very nice flower. As to its status.....I never had any doubt of it being a true species as well as Olaf Gruss in his article in 'Die Orchidee' 02/2021.
Native English speakers read only the 'Abstract' which is written in English.
P. hermanii_article by O.Gruss.jpg

@ NYEric I uploaded the photo especially for you because I want you to see it without any problems.
 
Last edited:

DrLeslieEe

Scholar, Addict and Aficionado of Orchidacea
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2019
Messages
5,230
Reaction score
5,220
Location
TORONTO CANADA
My opinion is that this was a natural hybrid that has stabilized in its ecotype and subsequent speciation. The pink pouch is a dominant feature of henryanum and passes on to all its hybrids. Or this could be a variety of henryanum. A DNA study will confirm the relationship in the future.
 

Latest posts

Top