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oddball Phrag Olaf Gruss

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    Default oddball Phrag Olaf Gruss

    I was organizing my pictures and came across this one. A random bloom that did not form correctly. This is Phrag Olaf Gruss. Note that the pouch is a petal and the synsepal is separate sepals instead of being fused.

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    do the blooms always look like this, or just the once? i like it, very unusual.

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    Beautifully photographed, Ron. Odd but handsome - like Coeruleo I'm curious: is this a once-off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I was organizing my pictures and came across this one. A random bloom that did not form correctly. This is Phrag Olaf Gruss. Note that the pouch is a petal and the synsepal is separate sepals instead of being fused.

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    Well Ron, even though it is supposed to have a pouch, you created a beautiful flower. Interesting that it is so perfect and symetrical . Congrats.

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    Very nice indeed! If this is your parallel universe, I want in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    do the blooms always look like this, or just the once? i like it, very unusual.
    It was a one time thing, just this one flower.

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    Very very ODD but beautiful is there any possibility could be due to virus? temperature related? or fertilizer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Very very ODD but beautiful is there any possibility could be due to virus? temperature related? or fertilizer?
    Not sure what caused it but it only happened one time

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Very very ODD but beautiful is there any possibility could be due to virus? temperature related? or fertilizer?
    Temp in my conservatory was a bit low a few months ago and Paph Maudiae's second bud opened a bit screwed up: the lip is halfway to being like a lateral petal... but not cute like Ron's Phrag which is lovely. I have adjusted thermostat.

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    it's very pretty. looks like a bulbo sort of.

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