I recently received a flask of sanderianum from an international grower who sent me images of the parents used (sib cross). I'm not sure if the first one is sanderianum seeing how short the petal length is. Can anyone else confirm?
Now, it is getting very sh*....ty....but I still think the photos are of sanderianum(although first one "might be" questionable IMO and the pouch color is a bit light/yellowish also). I wonder if it is the same seller using those photos to sell the hybrid.I just saw these same pictures on ebay for a Shin yi Sanders sib: Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi Sanders x Sib(?), heavy Sanderianum cross mini-compot | eBay
Hi yes that’s me, I put a question mark by the name and added a disclaimer in the description after talking to some other people about it, the middleman to the original vendor got my note and will likely put out a disclaimer as well. They’ve been doing well for me for the last few months.I just saw these same pictures on ebay for a Shin yi Sanders sib: Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi Sanders x Sib(?), heavy Sanderianum cross mini-compot | eBay
I'm not a taxonomist, but I don't think that first plant is sanderianum. First of all, 6 flowers is very unlikely in that species. Second, the staminode is too wide for sanderianum. It is probably Michael Koopowitz or Michael Koopowitz x sanderianum.