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Paph violascens and papuanum

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    Question Paph violascens and papuanum

    Hello

    The following question is not supposed to be easy

    I would like to know precisely the difference between paph violascens and paph papuanum (habitat, foliage, flowers,…).
    Any information reply will be welcome.

    Indeed, I have now a paph papuanum (or violascens) in bud. I already saw its flower on photograph. I obtained a division of this plant, therefore I would not be disappointed by the flower.

    On the other hand, I have many difficulties to differentiate both.

    Thank you in advance for all the help you will be able to bring to me.

    Obviously, I will post also a photograph on this forum when the flower is open.

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    Hi Philippe,

    This is probably your best source of information. Both are discussed in the article you can read at this link:
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=5863

    Hope it helps!
    Julie

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    Phillipe,

    There are a few differences between Paph. violascens and Paph. papuanum vegetation and growth.

    Paph. violascens have silver leaves with dark green mottling. The leaves are held stiffly and upright, slightly obtuse, with a leaf span on a mature plant about 15cm-17cm. This species tends to grow quite fast.

    Paph. papuanum is a similar species, which has light green leaves with dark green mottling. Leaves are droopy and not stiff, narrow, with a somewhat shorter leaf span then Paph. violascens.

    Please do post pictures!

    -PM

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    Ok, so maybe the Koopowitz article is the second best source of information...

    McJulie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Ok, so maybe the Koopowitz article is the second best source of information...
    No... I saw that article, and it is VERY informative, thanks Julie!

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    Thank you Julie and Mahon for these additional information. Whith you help (here and from other forum) i can see better the differences

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