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Guess what has been growing? Possibly another Paph IQ ...

This is a discussion on Guess what has been growing? Possibly another Paph IQ ... within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Excellent summary, Hoa! Thanks for a fun, albeit time-warped, quiz! Where in the dorsal is ...

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    Excellent summary, Hoa! Thanks for a fun, albeit time-warped, quiz! Where in the dorsal is green? In the second picture I see a hint on the top backside of one of the dorsals...

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    So, Julie, Jason, Tim, and Paphman910, do you guys like anything from my collection posted so far?
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    Why thank you Hoa. Yes, please - I'd love your Paul Parks...

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    Just for the record, I've pulled out my Cribb's "The Genus Pahiopedilum" to look for the green in adductum's dorsal. Here's what he writes about the adductum speices:

    "...is readily distinguished by its decurved petals and strange abbreviated staminode. In most Paph. species, the staminode lies above the stigma closing off to potential pollinators the gap between the sides of the claw and the lip. In P. adductum the staminode is aberrant and very small, merely a short knob with pubescent sides lying above the column base."

    I've never looked for staminode shape/color as an identifier, but Jason did in his guesses. So I've learned something new here. That's why I love these quizzes - they teach you so much about the parents! Thanks again, Hoa!

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    Hi Paphman910,
    Thanks so much for the compliments. I appreciate that. I would shoot myself on the foot if I miss that as well. I really like this one. Maybe I should save its pollens. Do you have any ideas that you might want to try? I might also send it out for judging as well.
    I like the petal stance on this one as well. You seem to have very keen eyes, recognizing certain features that people appear to gloss over, like the green hint on the dorsals and the petal stance. The petals stance on this one is strongly sanderianum although it is already moderated by the adductum. The petals stance and the way they droop, reminds me very much of the headpiece worn by Queen Amidala of the Naboo (of Star Wars fame) when she addressed the Galactic Senate. So this beauty is indeed royalty! Hehehheehe! I include here the pictures of her headpiece for our entertainment!

    Hi Annie,
    Well, you did not do too badly although you could have more judicious guess early on if you examined the early posts more closely. You might be new to this little game of ours but you will do much better in the future ones, I am sure. I still have quite a few killer paphs left. They might bloom soon and we will have this kind of fun again.

    Hi Timmy-O,
    I might have set up a trap early on for saying this one is a breeze. But from my record, i.e. the other challenge, would I give you guys something easy? Hehehhehe, probably not! But take a look at Jason's rationals, our very own paph guru, adductum as the other parent was the first thing that came to his mind. If he has gone for it, our fun little game would have been over very quickly. Regardless, you came out correct at the end and within the three guesses. So you are still a Paph-HEAD! Hehhehhe! BTW, I don't even know there is a limit of three guesses!

    Hi Julie,
    Thanks so much for your kind words. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoy this one. Also thanks for the info regarding the adductum. I enjoy reading it.
    I was hoping that this plant will make two new growths and the old growth would not die when it tried to bloom but it did and the plant might not make two new growths this year. So you will have to wait probably a long while and be content with a different Paul Parks that I will get for you.

    Cheers. Hoa.
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    Queen Amidala of the Naboo brings a whole new meaning to 'paph-head'...

    Julie

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    if you're planning on setting a pod, I have HCC St. Swithin open, as well as a nice vini from the land of oz. and of course a besseae if you want to try a phragmipaphium!

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    Wait, I'm totally lost... *again* Who is that gal with the weird 'Do' in Hoa's last post??????

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    He mentions her in the Paphman section of his last post. She was in the Star Wars movie that came years after the first three. The first one of the second trilogy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    She was in the Star Wars movie that came years after the first three. The first one of the second trilogy.

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    The second trilogy that actually happened before the first trilogy? (Of which I only saw the first film..)

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    She is Princess Amidala/Padame.

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    That's the movie I mean. I think that was the one she was in, but it might have been the one after that. I've only seen the second (earlier) movies once or twice.

    Julie

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