Flavistic C.tibeticum (with photo)

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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 08 Dezember, 2002 um 19:42:12

Antwort auf: Cyp. tibeticum, yellow form? von Matti Niissalo am 04 Dezember, 2002 um 16:08:50:

A few years ago, a friend who visited Yunnan gave me a picture of a strange Cypripedium he found growing wild in a large colony of tibeticum mixed with other species i.e. flavum, yunnanense, guttatum. At the time I thought it might be a natural hybrid between tibeticum and flavum as they often flower side by side in this area but as far as I know this has not been recorded. I now think the plant is a tibeticum with a yellow ground colour, visible on the petals and the lip. Perhaps the yellow pigment of the lip is being expressed due to damage like sunburn affecting some of the cells. I don't really know but as you can see from the picture, it is a fairly weird flower.


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