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........Hope you don't mind for sharing another albino species that has flowered a few weeks ago.
Another lovely green/white beauty. 👌 Of course you are welcome to share with us as much albino forms as possible. Seems you've been growing plenty of them.....maybe the whole collection consists of these album/albino forms ? They seem all well grown though they can be sometimes way tricky.
 

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Nice, indeed!

To my great chagrin, I've never succeeded in keeping alive, long enough to flower, my plants of this finicky colour form, that was named after my friend and mentor in all things orchiadic, Hans Christiansen, in whose nursery the first clone of the form was found. If I'm not completely mistanken the colour form was on basis of that clone described by Olaf Gruß (or was it some other German botanist?).
 

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"...that was named after my friend and mentor in all things orchiadic, Hans Christiansen, in whose nursery the first clone of the form was found. If I'm not completely mistaken the colour form was on basis of that clone described by Olaf Gruß..."
wonderful additional background information! Thanks for sharing the story !
 

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That’s what my awarded bullenianum had too. Extra tissue resembling antennas lol.
It's actually the same with me...I, too, have a bit of extra tissue...an extra little brown spot (Iris-tissue) in the white (Sclera) of my eye... and a little extra (mikro)nipple a bit under my real left nipple.

Glad, I didn't live in the Middleage, as this latter occurence was considered proof of being a witch/sorcerer in conspiracy with the Devil...legends have it, that the Devil in the form of a cat could be fed by sucking from this extra, third nipple. A bit uncanny to think of that several hundred years ago such a tiny, random, genetic variation would have landed me at the stake, ready to be burned alive! 😱
 

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It's actually the same with me...I, too, have a bit of extra tissue...an extra little brown spot (Iris-tissue) in the white (Sclera) of my eye... and a little extra (mikro)nipple a bit under my real left nipple.

Glad, I didn't live in the Middleage, as this latter occurence was considered proof of being a witch/sorcerer in conspiracy with the Devil...legends have it, that the Devil in the form of a cat could be fed by sucking from this extra, third nipple. A bit uncanny to think of that several hundred years ago such a tiny, random, genetic variation would have landed me at the stake, ready to be burned alive! 😱
Oh my gosh, a staked Dane!
 

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