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Phrag. besseae??

This is a discussion on Phrag. besseae?? within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Bought the plant as Phrag . besseae. The color is coral pink instead of usual ...

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    Default Phrag. besseae??

    Bought the plant as Phrag. besseae. The color is coral pink instead of usual red. Could it be real besseae or one of besseae hybirds, that are too many to name.
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    Probably a hybrid of Phrag besseae. Cute bloom.

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    The color and form look within range for besseae to me, especially if it was grown warm and/or not very bright. The pouch in particular just doesn't seem to have anything else in it. But with 7/8 besseae hybrids we're definitely reaching a point where hybrids could become virtually indistinguishable from the species even for the experts. Have you asked the vendor if there could be any chance of a mix up?

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