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This is a discussion on Paph. ciliolare within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; somewhat uncommon these days. not a particularly well-colored species, but rather unique if you ask ...
somewhat uncommon these days. not a particularly well-colored species, but rather unique if you ask me.
First introduced in 1882 and native to a small area in the Philippines, Paph. ciliolare is noted for its dark, heavily-warted, and rather sombre flowers. It has in the past been classified as a subspecies of Paph. superbiens, to which it shares some resemblance, but is now generally considered a distinct species in its own right. Paph. ciliolare prefers intermediate to warm conditions and bright dappled light, and tends to bloom during the spring months.
Neat thanks for posting it ... Gin
I think it's beautiful and thanks for the background info.
I like the spotted pink/reddish inside of the pouch. It's quite special, like it's blushing.
Oh, I like it! The purple/green is a wonderful combo.
Very serious and sombre looking, beautiful.
absolutely fantastic!!! Not as dark as some maybe, but the green in it gives a very pleasing contrast... oh, and that dorsal is to die for!!!