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Why do the petals curl?

This is a discussion on Why do the petals curl? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; on Paphs and Phrags? Was just looking at pics and got to wondering....anyone know? sorry ...

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    Default Why do the petals curl?

    on Paphs and Phrags? Was just looking at pics and got to wondering....anyone know?

    sorry for sooooo many questions!

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    Do you mean twisted/curly petals like those of Paph philippinense? If that's what you meant, then I guess, it's just the way natured intended it.

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    Well, I was looking at richteri, but yeah. Do you think its some sexy attribute aimed at insects though? There must be some sort of attraction reason, I mean, what else could they be helpful for?

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    Originally posted by Heather
    Well, I was looking at richteri, but yeah. Do you think its some sexy attribute aimed at insects though? There must be some sort of attraction reason, I mean, what else could they be helpful for?
    I don't know about that but one thing for sure, those curly petals are what attracted me to Paphs in the first place and then later, Phrags. LOL!!!

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    I'm with Pete. Some things just are. Why do men drink beer? Why are all CEOs scumbags? Why am I attracted to paphs?

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    Veerrry, helpful you two! lol!!

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    Originally posted by Heather
    Well, I was looking at richteri, but yeah. Do you think its some sexy attribute aimed at insects though? There must be some sort of attraction reason, I mean, what else could they be helpful for?
    Hunka hunka, hey Bee, look at those petals, hers are curlier than her sisters.

    Sorry, I'm in rare form tonight.

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    Hey, Traci - why do you think I posted that? lol!
    Check out the Stanhopea thread from Jane - I wonder about the evolution aspect of THAT one!

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    I'll hjave to take a ghander at it later on. I'm interested.

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