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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; This is also a large multifloral species which is very similar to philippinense but has ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum roebellinii

    This is also a large multifloral species which is very similar to philippinense but has a more compact growth habit with narrower, more upright leaves and flowers are smaller but with longer more twisted petals. Not in bloom now but you can scroll down and see pics of it in bloom this past spring. LS measures about 15-18 inches and has many growths.


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    very nice! something to aspire to - your plants are just tremendous! I remember this one too since we had that long discussion about Jason's and whether it was roebellinii or philipinense.

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    So, can you tell the difference? Leaves are more narrower and more upright than phil's and flowers are smaller but longer more spirally petals

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    Yes, the foliage is quite different!

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    that's interesting--the roebelenii I got from Sherwood (Antec breeding) has very wide leaves (for its length). But then again there is such rampant mixing between phil and roeb that it wouldn't surprise me. And of course these two species are some of the most variable in all of paphdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    that's interesting--the roebelenii I got from Sherwood (Antec breeding) has very wide leaves (for its length). But then again there is such rampant mixing between phil and roeb that it wouldn't surprise me. And of course these two species are some of the most variable in all of paphdom.

    I hope your plant is not mislabelled! I have gone thru that just recently! Paph roebelinii should have narrower leaves and not wide broad leaves! Check out my philippinense leaves.

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    I guess we'll find out when it blooms. But I'm not convinced that anything available these days is "pure" phil or roeb, unless it was a division of an old jungle-collected plant.

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    Pete, that plant looks like a sculpture.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    Pete, that plant looks like a sculpture.....
    Thanks, Lja!

    Jason, if you look at my pics of phil plant and flowers and compare them to the in-situ pics of phil in that book Slippers of Borneo, you will see that they look exactly the same.

    I also do agree that nowadays anything is possible! These plants have been cultivated and bred so much, you just never know!

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