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Paphiopedilum roebellinii

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum roebellinii within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Very lovely, Jason! Okay, you guys think you can just tell me to "get one" ...

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    Very lovely, Jason!

    Okay, you guys think you can just tell me to "get one" and I'll do it?
    Crazy!

    (maybe I did that ONCE, but it was not the start of a trend.) Really!

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    Heather, listen to the Paphheads.

    Jason, here's a closeup of my roebellinii. Note the long spirally petals. That is the only difference I see in our plants but the leaf is identical to mine and philippinese leaves are larger broader and more leather strap like than "succulent" and the tips are more rounded than a little pointed as in the roebellinii leaves. I'm not a taxonomist but these two species definitely look very different from each other. Actually, the shape of the pouches slightly differ, reobellinii pouches are smaller and a little pointed and philippinense pouches are more "helmet" shaped and larger. Also the staminodes in the roebellinii are smaller and narrower.


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    Thanks guys! Peter, the leaf width was around 1.5-1.75" or so, but that was on a growth around 11" across (now that I got a ruler in front of me). It's no longer in this world, however...another casualty of that blackout we had last summer. The pouch on mine seems a little 'clunky' though, based on that semi-profile flower on the left. But then again the leaves, if I recall, seemed thicker than your standard coryo leaf...One of these days I'll manage to get both pure strains in bloom at the same time and take close ups of every aspect of the plants & flowers...

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    Jason,

    Sorry to hear about your plant! I have seen in situ pics of Paph philippinense and they look identical to to my philippinense, same leaf and flower structures and growth habits. Your blooms in your pic look just like those of my philippinense (shorter and less twsited petals) but the one leaf in the pic looks like the leaves of my roebellinii but that is just one leaf, so it is difficult to say and it may have been a pure philippinense, after all.

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    I think we should sign up Guido Braem & Phillip Cribb for a steel cage match to decide on it...and charge pay per view, with proceeds benefitting the paph acquisition fund...

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    Originally posted by Jmoney
    I think we should sign up Guido Braem & Phillip Cribb for a steel cage match to decide on it...and charge pay per view, with proceeds benefitting the paph acquisition fund...
    LOL!!

    Who cares what they have to say. When those plants are in my property, I can call them anything I want to.

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    Jason, I have posted pics of my philippinense here in the display area. Check them out and you can see the blooms look like yours but the leaves look very different.

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    Thanks, Pete, I forgot all about them! It is interesting, the blooms don't seem to 'qualify' for roebelenii but the plant was rather compact. It may have just been a young plant, or the fact that I was using really high light. (Or maybe it's the long-lost favorite of orchid vendors trying to sell you more species, that Paph. laevigatum..

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    I know what you mean, how about another one, Paph pawalanense from the Pawal Islands in the Philippines? All of those are just synonomous to philippinense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather

    Okay, you guys think you can just tell me to "get one" and I'll do it?
    Crazy!

    (maybe I did that ONCE, but it was not the start of a trend.) Really!
    Oh see, now we did discuss this one already...I just haven't bought one so you got all curious again, didn't you Peter??? Trouble maker....

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