|@The differ flower of Paph. tigrinum was described
as Paph. tigrinum f. huberae by Dr. Harold Koopowitz in Die OchideeA53(4),2002.
In this describe, he said as follows. A few years ago Andrew
HUBER flowered a new color form of Paphiopedilum tigrinum.
This plant has flowered for three years and the novel coloration
has been consistent with each season's bloom. The pant had been
in HU8ER's collection for many years before it began to flower.
Normally Paph. tigrinum has longitudinal though irregular brown
stripes on the dorsal sepal and longitudinal, somewhat variable
in length, brown stripes on the basal half of each petal. The
clone described here has a pale yellow-green dorsal sepal, similarly
colored synsepal and labellum.
Terrestrial herb with conduplicate leaves 16cm long, 2.6~3.0
cm wide ,green on upper and undersurface, leaf apexes notched,
slightly asymmetrical, leaf base especially ciliate. Flower borne
slightly on a 16 cm tall, 0.5 cm wide scape, with a terminal
bract 4.3 cm long, 0.5 cm wide, dorsal sepal pale yellow-green
5.0 long, 3.1 cm wide. ventral synsepal lime green, 3.8 cm long,
3.0 cm wide. petals spathulate 5.5 cm long, 3.1 cm wide, pale
violet-mauve with a few purple cilia along the margin at the
base, labellum 4.2 cm long, 1.8 cm wide, staminode elongate obcordate
1.1 cm long, 1.1 cm wide.
This information was supplied by Mr. Olaf Gruss , a Paph friend
of mine in Germany. Thank you , Olaf.