Re: Cypripedium irapeanum

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Abgeschickt von Darcy Gunnlaugson am 23 Februar, 2004 um 23:33:38:

Antwort auf: Re: Cypripedium subtropicum von Greg Warner am 30 Januar, 2004 um 15:38:09:

Cash's book is outdated, and Cribb's nearly so with Cyp. irapeanum and it's two friends. The best information on it was posted top this forum by Jay Vannini (field observations in Guatemala) which is archived here. Before his demise Stirling Dickinson wrote many correspondents about this plant, and also about the species named after himeself, and also about the third of that Central American alliance C. molle. He advised then that all (molle, dickinsonianum, irapeanum) were impossible in cultivation, and it has proven so. I know of no one who has had any survive for more than the 4-5 years that Stirling had his specimens live to, in slow decline in pots. Most other extant reports show death occurs rapidly. Discriptions of unusual behavior by some correspondents make me wonder if it is a Cyp at all and it may eventually taken out of the genus when more is known about it. Until then, the best hope for it is through seedlings, which some have succeeded in germinating but not yet in growing sucessfully on outside of sterile culture.


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