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Highly Hybridized Spicerianum

This is a discussion on Highly Hybridized Spicerianum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Saw this one at the greenhouses of Raymond Burr and associates (yeah, I know, Raymond ...

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    Saw this one at the greenhouses of Raymond Burr and associates (yeah, I know, Raymond is dead). The manager hybridized this one himself, he is an AOS judge. Compare to the other one currently posted. Quite a difference.

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    What a novel little thing! Something about it kind of puts me off....

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    Beefcake! I think the dorsal on these aren't quite as pretty anymore. I do like the wider petals and of course, the highly coloured staminoidal shield... but the dorsal is just making me think too much of Paph Bruno (ie the cross with charlesworthii, which is lovely but doesn't try and be a species!... ooooh have I revealed myself to be a species snob???)

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    I agree, not as pretty as the normal one. Although the photo of my spicerianum on the vendor's site was not looking so good either, but I guess I just have better luck.

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    The form suggests a funny lighting angle as the spike developed. It certainly has its chin up!

    If it's a first bloom you may find a better outcome next time around.

    McJulie

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    very fat! I know judges love the segments but it's starting to lose that spicerianum grace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney View Post
    very fat! I know judges love the segments but it's starting to lose that spicerianum grace.
    Yes, thats what I feel. Yet the grower/owner is an AOS judge who does a lot of hybridizing of paphs and catts. He plans to use it as a stud plant.

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    if it can pass on that big and relatively flat dorsal, it will produce much more awardable progeny than a regular spicer. there was an FCC not that long ago to this species, with a really remarkable flat dorsal...it wasn't nearly as graceful but it was quite impressive nevertheless.

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    It sort of reminds me of a codpiece! ( sorry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUDIUK View Post
    It sort of reminds me of a codpiece! ( sorry)
    Judi!


    I would guess that the plant spike was held down while the plant was blooming. It will probably be different next go round.

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