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  1. May 11, 2019 #21

    Tony

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    Added a division that I'm really excited about to the collection today, roths 'Charles Edwards'. I know it is considered inferior to modern breeding but I think there is something to be said for preserving historic clones, especially jungle collected ones.
     

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    The plant appears correct. Congrats.
     
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    I got it from Dale Martin, as far as I can tell his reputation is squeaky clean and previous purchases from him have been top notch. He gave a chain of custody on it and the tag has what I assume are repotting/division dates back to 1995.
     
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    It is definitely CE. The plant has a unique "cupped" leaf shape.

    Now to bloom it is another story :). I bought mine in spike in 2012. 7 years later not another sign of blooming (but the one plant is now three, having self divided over time).
     
  5. May 11, 2019 #25

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    I could not agree more. I believe we have a responsibility in perpetuity to grow everything we have taken out of habitat. I have a roth that I’m told was originally collected in 1954. It is a rangy but deliberately growing plant and my pride and joy. “Inferior” is in the eye of the beholder.
     
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