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Paphiopedilum philippinense var. roebelenii

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum philippinense var. roebelenii within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Many may recall the story behind this plant This variety is limited to Rizal, on ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum philippinense var. roebelenii

    Many may recall the story behind this plant
    This variety is limited to Rizal, on the island of Luzon, The Philippines. This specific plant has been producing two distinct lateral sepals instead of a typical synsepal... very unusual in Paphiopedilum.

    Paphiopedilum philippinense var. roebelenii


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    very nice! it's funny, but I have had two phils that sporadically produced the split synsepal on a single flower (with normal flowers usually).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney View Post
    very nice! it's funny, but I have had two phils that sporadically produced the split synsepal on a single flower (with normal flowers usually).
    Did that occur at every flowering, or just on any flower any time?
    I really like the divided synsepal... in person, it is much more attractive than the typical form

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    That is beautiful, Pat. We have a Paph. Lebaudyanum that is doing this same thing with its synsepal. I have never noticed it do this before. What causes this?

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    I too prefer the split synsepal... and the species philippinense seems to have a propensity to do this... like it's harking back to its primordial beginnings... lol...

    actually great photo, I love how dark it is.. and the synsepal almost looks like wings...

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    it seemed to be rather sporadic, not every flowering, and only a single flower was affected at any given time. I only brought it up because it seemed like a coincidence that this species did this!

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    Interesting I didn't know that roebelenii were discribed to have a split sepal

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    I like the split synsepal too..makes it unique ! Very beautiful !

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    Thank you mahon for sharing. The first time i see this particularity on this species

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    I love the interesting looking white and maroon striped hood. That one is a looker!

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