Yellow C. calceolus

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Abgeschickt von Uta von Rad am 06 Juni, 2002 um 19:52:47

Hello everybody,

Yesterday I met a guy who had a garden full of Cypripediums. In a corner (almost burried under other plants) I found a yellow Cypripedium calceolus. Great, I thought, but now the strange thing: the normal calceolus growing right next to it turned out to be the same plant! Acording to the owner the plant has flowered last year and it looked just the same: two yellow flowers and two normal ones in the same locations. My guess is that this is a natural mutation that occurred somewhere in the meristem of one shoot. Anyone any other guesses?

It is obvious that the yellow part of the plant is smaller than the normal part so it could be stress, but two years in a row in only a part of the plant?




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