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Old 02-05-2009, 12:34 PM
Don Perusse Don Perusse is offline
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My friend has a Paph hainanense and was referred to as a "helicopter type". What does that mean? Did a google search but couldn't anything about helicopter type paphs. Thanking in advance those in the know!
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:53 PM
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Never heard tell of such.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:51 PM
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P. hainanense is a variation of P. bullenianum.
"Helicopter type"... never heard such description.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:32 PM
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A helicopter paph is the type you get when you run the fans in your greenhouse at too high a speed.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:29 PM
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A helicopter paph is the type you get when you run the fans in your greenhouse at too high a speed.
HAHAHAHA

very sadly hilariously true.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:15 AM
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:33 PM
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Barkeria Cyclosky: (Bark. cyclotella x skinneri)

Unusual lavender flowers that last for months; nick-named the Helicopter orchid.


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Old 02-20-2009, 02:32 AM
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I've seen a reference to Paphs Hainanense and Appletonianum as helicopter type paphs. Maybe because the stems of the flowers are so long, the flower seems to hover above the plant....or maybe because the petals look like blades? Seems a strange analogy.
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