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Paphiopedilum Sanderianum

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Sanderianum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Native to East Malaysia from Fire Mountain attached to lime stone the strange part is ...

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    Smile Paphiopedilum Sanderianum

    Native to East Malaysia from Fire Mountain attached to lime stone the strange part is the petals very long and twisted.
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    I really like the long petals, those are incredible. Very nice!

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    I love the long petals. I was once told that they are for ants to crawl up to pollinate the flower.

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    what a superb work of mother nature!!! truly beautiful!

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    truly beautiful... and I did not know about the ants

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    look at thos long petals,,,,,,,,,,wowwwwww.....
    this is the first paph i ever wanted and i still dont have it
    nothing is more beutifull than this
    good job
    b,t,w-still not shure if its ants or beatles

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    One of my favorites. Gorgeous

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    This is just spectacular -truly original

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    very nice! I also heard that they were ant ladders. The petals will stop growing once they his a surface. You can get them longer by having the flower dangle over the edge of the bench.

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    such an amazingly interesting paph!

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