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    A friend of mine took a quick snapshot of this while on Martha's Vinyard over the weekend. I know it's not the best photo but I'm hoping someone can maybe at least identify if it's a Paph or a Phrag - if it's an orchid at all (which I'm pretty sure it is). Kinda jealous she got to see it in the wild!


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    That is a Cypripedium. Someone will probably know which one since you have a location.

    cheers,
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    It looks like Cypripedium acaule. Phrags are native to South America, Paphs are native to Asia, and Cyps are native to North America.

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    Good to know! Thank you

    No way to edit thread titles eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    Good to know! Thank you

    No way to edit thread titles eh?
    No need. Valid question.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    It looks like Cypripedium acaule. Phrags are native to South America, Paphs are native to Asia, and Cyps are native to North America.
    Susan, I did not know that. Thanks!

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    i thought some phrags were native to central america too??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raver View Post
    i thought some phrags were native to central america too??
    I am perhaps oversimplifying. Yes, some Phrags are native to Central America. There are also a few Cyps native to Asia, and let's not forget Mexipediums that are native to Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    It looks like Cypripedium acaule.

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    I went and looked this one up this morning and can't believe how large the plant is! The leaves look enormous! From what I can tell it's definitely Cyp. acaule. Very cool

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