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Phragmipedium fischeri

This is a discussion on Phragmipedium fischeri within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My Phrag . fischeri just bloomed. It's a first time blooming, and has great color. ...

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    Default Phragmipedium fischeri

    My Phrag. fischeri just bloomed. It's a first time blooming, and has great color. The only thing wierd about this one is the staminodial shield. This one lacks the great shield. The horn, typically found on this species, is very elongated, to 6mm long.

    Phrag. fischeri is found in Maldonado, Ecuador (new populations in that area have been reported to be found). This species was originally imported by Jerry Fischer as Phrag. schlimii, but when it bloomed in cultivation, it turned out to be something different. The plant was soon described by Braem and Mohr on Sept. 24, 1996.

    The interesting characteristics of this species include a smaller growth habit than Phrag. schlimii, a staminodial shield with a horn, flowers, inflorescence, and ovaries with purple coloration (instead of green found in Phrag. schlimii), and being self-pollinating. The overall plant does not look like it's close relative Phrag. schlimii, but they both are very similar.



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    Beautiful colour and round petals. I like these better than schlimii

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    It is really cute!

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    Very nice, Pat! I have a seedling, and I'm glad to see it doesn't have to get too huge to bloom!

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    lovey color, pat. How big is the bloom?

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    Thanks all! I do prefer this one over Phrag. schlimii as well...

    The width of the flower is about 5cm, while the height is about 3.1cm (the dorsal sepal hunches over)... leafspan is about 18cm... it's a pretty small plant, but has wonderful blooms!

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    Beautiful color.

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    Very cute.
    Nice shape.

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    its a colour mutant! Its got some peachy tones rather than white & pink
    ....I don't think anyone sells them here in Canada yet oh well

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    beautiful !

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