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Paph dianthum

This is a discussion on Paph dianthum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It has not been a good year for me so far, and the orchids have ...

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    Default Paph dianthum

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    It has not been a good year for me so far, and the orchids have been much neglected - my wife has been unable to do anything at all in the house for some months now, and since losing the sight of one eye a few months ago I have had a series of operations to restore it, the last a few days ago. That was a rather bad experience - a couple of hours in the theatre, could not be properly anaethestised because I had to copoperate with the surgeon and follow commands, my eye being bathed with scorching iodine most of the time to avoid the possibility of infection whilst various instruments probed about doing this and that inside the eye; I had a couple of very pretty nurses to hold my hands and comfort me - they said, but since my eyes were covered up apart from access for the surgeons microsope thing they peer through wilst manipulating their tools, I had to take their word for it.
    Sop tonight was the first time I had been in the greenhouse for a while, but I collected together half a dozen plants in flower to snap, and talk about.#
    This is a seedling first flowering; I had two , from different sources, but I think the second is actually a subspecies (purpurata) of P.primulinum - certainly not another dianthum.
    This pic shows the natural habit - unstaked and as nature intends , I suppose. Maybe the colour is rather clearer to my eyes than as shown here, but not a lot.

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    Nice one. Interesting form. Sorry to hear about all your problems.

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    Oh no, that sound terrible. Hope you heal up quickly.

    Nice blooming for a first time slipper orchid!

    cheers,
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    I wish you a speedy recovery Geoff ! It is indeed a beautiful dianthum. Do you know how parishii and dianthum are different?

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    beautiful dianthum Geoff. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Get well soon Geoff, I hope you feel better in due course. The first bloom for this Paph has been lucky so far! I can't wait for mine to bloom.

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    Default The difference between P.parishii and P.dianthum

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    I wish you a speedy recovery Geoff ! It is indeed a beautiful dianthum. Do you know how parishii and dianthum are different?
    Dr.Cribb says that parishii has black and apple green flowers.... Dianthum has morphologically similar but glabrous flowers .

    I looked up glabrous in the Oxford Dictionary of plant sciences, to be quite sure - it means hairless. So ther you have it. Look for the smooth shaven chin and it's dianthum. Hirsute and it's parishii.

    All other differences, real or imaginary - direction of the flower spike, depth of colour etc, are just variables within the normal parameter limitations. Hey, ain't I being scientific !

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    Thanks for that info Geoff !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Thanks for that info Geoff !
    Amey - we had a discussion of this a couple of weeks ago - here's the thread - thought you might be interested to see it.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...-dianthum.html

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    Thanks Geoff for the info.

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