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Mystery Paphiopedilum

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    Default Mystery Paphiopedilum

    Hi All,

    This is a plant which to me looks like a cross between Paphiopedilum haynaldianum and P. philippinense, but available information suggests that this was found in the wild. The man-made P. Lebaudyanum (I hope I got the spelling right), which is a hybrid of P. haynaldianum and P. philippinense, does not look like this in some aspects (although the shape of the staminodal shield is extremely similar); then again hybrids will always show characters tending towards either of the parents.

    If anyone of you has seen this orchid in cultivation, and certain that it's a man-made hybrid and you know the name, please inform me. I need to be certain that this is a natural hybrid (this being a new species is far from my mind, at least for the time being) first before I take steps in describing it as new to science.

    Wally

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    interesting indeed, hope somebody can help out here.

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    Great photos, I hope someone can help you in identifying it!

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    I'm sorry, Wally, that I can't offer anything to the intellectual vein of this thread, but I am in awe of your photography. The details you share are incredible. Beautiful plant, as well. I'm going to follow this thread and see how much I can learn.

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    Thanks for the kind words, Patty. Actually, the more I get responses that are not in the affirmative, the greater the chance that what we have here is indeed an undescribed natural hybrid/species.

    Wouldn't it be great if we are looking at a truly undescribed taxon that very few people have seen, until now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. suarez View Post
    Wouldn't it be great if we are looking at a truly undescribed taxon that very few people have seen, until now?
    I agree - that would be exciting. I wish you well on finding out whether or not this is new to science.

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    Wally, your photos are outstanding. I really hope this is an undescribed species for you. That would be really amazing.

    Cheers,
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    a new Paph wallyanum? Or even P. suarezium? it could happen! Great photos Wally! love it....

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    Very nice Wally, at first glance it does looks like haynaldianum to me unfortunately that is the limit of my knowledge

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    Wonderful photos the veins is so magnificent , I hope this is species Wally, well I like Jordan recommendation if this is true species.He.he.he

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