Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Paphiopedilum roebbelenii [Rchb.f] Pfitzer 1894, a variety of Paph. phillippinese
This plant is almost identical to Paph. phillippinense. The traits that distinguish roebblenii are; the petals, which are much longer than in typical Paph. phillipinese, the petals are much curlier and the flower are larger in roebbelenii. These plants are quite rare in Puerto Rico, I have ony seen three plants of this variety, all differed slighlty from each other. The pose no difficulty to grow in Puerto Rico.