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Paphiopedilum lowii

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum lowii within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here is a pic of my Paph lowii in bloom about 2 years ago. Heather, ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum lowii

    Here is a pic of my Paph lowii in bloom about 2 years ago. Heather, I thought you might want to see it, so here it is. They are actually very majestic looking in person.

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    You read my mind! I set up my desktop and screensaver this morning w/ a bunch of pics and was missing a Lowii and could not find one in the right resolution, so I was going to ask!

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    These look like space ships flying in formation. I can see how a visual artist could draw inspiration for a space ship design. Who know, we may see it on the Sci-Fi channel next season!

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    Thanks!

    To me, the blooms look like some kind of prehistoric birds or dinosaurs in flight.

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    Originally posted by Brutal_Dreamer
    These look like space ships flying in formation. I can see how a visual artist could draw inspiration for a space ship design. Who know, we may see it on the Sci-Fi channel next season!

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    I have actually seen an episode of one of those Star Trek spin offs and there was a close up shot of a Bulldog type ladyslipper indicating that it was an unearthly plant from space or a different planet.

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    It's the spots on the petals I really like--on haynaldianum as well.

    Heather, if you're going for one of these, go for the haynald.

    Just my two cents.....

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    I'm glad to see what I have to look forward to. Unfortunately, my lowii is only 4" and will be a long time till blooming size...here's to waiting!

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    Cheers!

    (clink!)

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    Heather, here is a pic of the whole lowii plant. It is a not a very good pic but you can see it is much bigger than haynaldianum. The leaves are bigger, longer and wider. The blooms are also larger.


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    Thank you Peter. Your plants are just so well grown and lustrous!

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