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Candace

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I bought this one as a tiny seedling(clone) in 2003 and is finally large enough to bloom for the first time for me. It threw up 2 fake sheaths, taunting me the last couple of years and I was starting to give it the stink eye. It was so long ago that I bought it, I couldn't remember what drew me to it to begin with. It's got a somewhat wonky dorsal on one of the flowers but the lip is brilliant and the flowers are very large. So, all in all I'm liking it.

 

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Thanks guys. It will have more flowers when it blooms next time. Jean, the flowers are 4" x 4" which is pretty large for epicats.

One parent is C. dowiana, I learned. Since I have a bad time with the parent, it figures the child would give me a little grief, too.
 

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Only one of the flowers has a wonky dorsal-the one that just happened to be facing the best way to photograph. From what I understand as it gets older it will have 4-5 flowers per spike. But I've also learned it's a very fussy plant to grow, a trait handed down from the dowiana parent.
 

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