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NO. 40@ Paph. tigrinum f. huberae 021203

@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.

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