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primulinum var purpurascens ???

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    Default primulinum var purpurascens ???

    This one came to me in a trade tagged Paph liltii. (primulinum var liltii) I could not find listing of liltii as a species or a var of primulinum. It looks to me to be primulinum var purpurascens


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    liltii is a term coined by ray rands in CA, supposedly for a "variety with an orange pouch" or something like that. I think everyone else in the world would consider this var. purpurascens.

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    thanks Jason, I did see some info that Rands named it after his dog.

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    and a very pretty and colourful variety at that!

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    I do like the color! Very nice!

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    primulinum var purpurascens for shure - ron
    very nice
    and good job as usual

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    A friend passed on this info to me

    Koopowitz in Tropical Slipper Orchids (Timber Press , 2008) states that:

    quote: When colored forms posssing anthocyanins were discovered , they were called Paph. primulinum var.purpurascens . This variety had greenish flowers with a distinct purple wash over the base color. Later on another type was brought into cultivation. This one had a bronze or coppery flush . Ray Rands sold plants as Paph. primulinum var. "liltii" . The varietal name commemorated one of his dogs. The form never been described and most people assume that is merely var. purpurascens , but the coloring is distinctly different. ( page 165)

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