Paphiopedilum spicerianum ‘Hercules’

Discussion in 'Paphiopedilum' started by DrLeslieEe, Dec 25, 2019.

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  1. Jan 19, 2020 #21

    ChuckG1970

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    Sometimes plants are so vastly different then the “standard” that they can freak the judges out. I don’t necessarily think that plant was treated with colchicine, but you might see where some judges could think it was. I don’t have any idea if polyploid plants can be awarded or not, but I’m sure that judges have opinions on the topic. Anyway it’s a beautiful plant and I was glad to see that the dorsal recurved that certainly make it a spicy.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2020 #22

    tnyr5

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    Ah but then we wouldn't be able to BS each other.
     
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    Back in May I posted this thread.

    https://www.slippertalk.com/threads/variation-in-paphiopedilum-spicerianum.47887/

    Noone here would entertain the idea that Plant B could be pure.

    Since then I have ascertained plant B came from a grower in Queensland who usually specialises in multi's, and imports flasks from reputable growers.
    Comparing with your pics on this thread, and the known history of the seedling, I again think it could be pure spicerianum.
    The dorsal also reflexed after after a couple of weeks and looked more spicerianum as it aged.
     

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