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Chapter 4 Strip 3
August 19th, 2008

Chapter 4 Strip 3

Paphiopedilum concolor is not my own invention but a real existing orchid. The only reason for me to choose this particular one was its name, because along with the word ‘petals’ it had a nice p-ish sound to it. That’s all there is.

However, since I have not the slightest idea about the properties of orchids in general, least of all this specimen, I was almost certain that one of my readers would turn out to be a specialist in the field and I was not mistaken. Within 24 hours after I posted the original version of this strip, I received an e-mail by a (very nice) reader who informed me of what I already had presumed: that the stem was incorrectly drawn. The real Paphipedilum concolor obviously grows closer to the gound.

Be that as it may, I have to admit that I am not, never was and never will be an avid plant- or orchid-lover, so I really have to admit that I don’t care very much, at least not as much as to redraw the whole scene. Still, to be correct I think it should be noted that my picture is not.


  1. Nym

    Well, if the orchid is on a special fertilizer, could it be that it results in a longer stem?

  2. Nina

    You’ve got a point there! ;-)

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