Clowesia Rebecca Northen

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Oh gee, you managed to bloom it and that says a lot! Yes, we would love more open flowers perhaps, but the flowers have a certain charm. But for me, a little “cuppiness” is acceptable.
 
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Here is one that I ran into on the judging table late last winter.
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Now we tried, I tried to find a reason to grant this a Cultural Award, a CCM. But as floriferous as it appears my argument lost steam with fellow judges.
These types of plants always present an issue. The lowest pointed CCM’s had more flowers then you see here. Even though the award goes to the grower in recognition of their good culture, this failed to get an award!
But I would love to have the plant! Clowesia Rebecca Northern.
 

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MGP, I like the colouring of your flowers better than the the ones of the specimen plant, that Big C presents. Keep it and see where it goes - you can always discard it, if you are not content with what it develops into!

Keep it as an odor neutralizer next to a bulbo lol.
My dear Leslie, this is a traumatizing speciesist uttering... and I would urge every Bulbo, that have not yet grown to specimen size, to find a safe space and immediately take cover! It's a flagrant stereotypical, prejudiced statement, if ever there was one!
If I'm not totally mistaken, Bulbos are the largest - or at least one of the largest genus within Orchidaceae. And of course there are a few black sheep - or would rotten apples be a more appropriate expression, in the barrel: such as, mentioned by MGP, B. echinolabium (breath of Death) or B. phalaenopsis (dead and decomposing elephant). But may I remind you, and everyone else with ears to hear, of the lovely scent of B. ambrosia, B. lobbii and B dearei to mention, but a few!
I hope you stand corrected, but would of course never have dreamt of taking recourse to such harsh language, weren't it for the fact, that these vulnerable, innocent and highly misunderstood creatures couldn't speak on behalf of themselves! 😇 😇 😁 😁
 
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