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Paphiopedilum venustum f. measuresianum

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum venustum f. measuresianum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here's a great species in bloom Paphiopedilum venustum (and subspecifics) are native to India and ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum venustum f. measuresianum

    Here's a great species in bloom Paphiopedilum venustum (and subspecifics) are native to India and Bhutan, from 1,000m-1,500m elevation. This species typically likes to grow in the humus, but I have also heard that it can also be found growing upon limestone (in pockets of humus).

    This is the albino form; Paphiopedilum venustum var. measuresianum... I think I prefer this form over the typical form.

    PS: Sorry for the crappy picture... I will try and get a better picture tommorow


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    Nice flower.... I think I agree with you... this is a better 'form' of the species. The coloured form tends to look too much like brain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    The coloured form tends to look too much like brain!
    Thanks! Yes, I do agree. Either a brain, or some alien (I knew orchids were going to take over the world!)

    -Pat

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    Yes I agree too! This one has more subtle veining in the pouch and wide petals.
    Lol the other ones look like the movie "Mars Attack" sometimes

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    I like very much this paphio and the flower is beautiful.

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    Very nice, but I like the 'brain' look to have a bit more alien color. heheheheh

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    I too prefer my brains colored, but yours is a real looker, Pat!

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