- Feb 7, 2011
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Rick, I had the same thought when I saw this flower for the first time yesterday...because of its staminode and colourating...but the warts on the petals are missing. All literature point to these warts. So ??Titering on the edge of a pale ciliolare for me
spots/wartsNot curtisii... maybe closer to 'true superbiens'...but still doesn't quite look right...I tend to agree with Rudolf and the King opting for pale cilliolare (and maybe the paleness and hence the low anthocyanin level accounts for the warts not being especially pronounced?).
It's a bit difficult to see from the photo whether the spotting on the staminodal shield is just reticulation or actually spots/warts? Might we get a close-up, Werner?
I think, I've stopped leaning myself:I'm leaning towards Guldal's true superbiens.
Had Werner said reticulation, I would have continued to consider 'true superbiens' - spots/warts drive me more towards pale ciliolare, but even with that species, I think this phenomenon (spots/warts on the staminodal shield) would be considered rather enigmatic? When I get home from work, I will have to look up a couple of botanical descriptions to check, if that might bring us closer to a determination.spots/warts