Superbiens var curtisii, Superbiens var. superbiens superbiens var .???

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  1. Aug 21, 2016 #21

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    I doubt this will help much but I recently got this plant in bud from Rick H (who got it from a grower in Hawaii).

    It came in labeled as P. curtisii. I'm sure its seed grown and not wild collected.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2016 #22

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    See, this just adds to more to the already confusing issues.
    The leaves on this curtisii is not silver but green based.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2016 #23

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    What does how it's labeled have to do with its true identity.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2016 #24

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    Exactly!

    We don't have clean Chain of Custody from collection or parentage on any of our plants. And non existent DNA data of any plants from cleanly documented / verified wild populations.

    So verifying anything by visual ID is pretty much up for fun speculation and discussion.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2016 #25

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    BTW, who won the bid on that album superbiens from OZ last night! :mad:
     
  6. Aug 23, 2016 #26

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    I won!!! it's an album so I won just to throw it away hahaha j.k. you should look into the ones with color:p
     
  7. Sep 3, 2016 #27

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    The second picture on the right looks like my P. Superbiens. I have no reason to think it's anything else or wild collected.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2016 #28

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    I have another seedling labelled curtisii with such leaves, so which is which, now I am getting confused.:confused: perhaps we should lump those two int one; Paphiopedilum superbiens var. variabilis?:evil:
     
  9. Sep 5, 2016 #29

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    This is superbiens. The leaves don't match curtsii.
     

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