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Abgeschickt von Lukas Hunziker am 31 Juli, 2009 um 17:07:02
I received an e-mail from a Chinese guy on 28 July with an offer (I am shure I am not the only one). And a link to a lot of pictures on Flickr.
In this fotostream there is a picture of a Cypripedium called Cypripedium appendiculatum. I am quite shure this is Cypripedium subtropicum!
I have prepared the flower picture, that I can show you why I am thinking that this is Cypripedium subtropicum.
In the picture I have marked the critical points.
This showes the column, and it is clearly that this one is elongated and small. This is a characteristica of the Section Subtropica (wardii and subtropicum).
The lip entrence is triangular, spotted on the bottom and the lip is more flat than rounded. This looks more like an Selenipedium.
The ovary is hairy and thin (nothing critical, but supports my theory).
This showes a more rounded petal, untwisted with haires on the outside.
No I change to the picture of the whole plant:
Very tall, no basal leaves, the stem in the foreground has 8 leaves, the one in the background even 9 (typical for subtropicum).
this one showes a three flowered specimen (could also be one of the Section Irapeana according to the habit and inflorescence...).
Finally, the picture was uploaded from a Chinese guy and it was uploaded on 15 July (according to Cribb: "the species flowers in mid-July (19th) according to information with the type collection").
I am looking foreward to an interesting discussion.
All the best
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