That Blue Birds is lovely. I think the one I got recently is spiking, so hopefully I'll get to see a bloom like that in person soonWössner Black Wings, select clone from Sam out of roths 'Red Sea' x anitum 'Ace'. Sam recorded a dw of 6.2 and pw 1.6 on the tag, this blooming is 5.6 and 1.5 so I'm going to grow it out a while before submitting it. I would hate to have such a nice plant devalued with an HCC.
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Johanna's Angel, I've only found two pics of the grex online and both were disasters. This one is better but that's not saying much.
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Julius, a pretty average example of the grex IMO.
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Phrag. walisii/warscewiczianum is loaded with spikes but they are staggering their development instead of putting on a big show.
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A few non-slippers are blooming too, here are Encyclia tampensis alba and Zygo Cynosure 'Blue Birds'
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I certainly hope for you, Tony, that you will soon draw a winner in the genetic raffle, sponsored by your defunct multi-provider!As the second Hilo Black Eagle developed I started getting suspicious of the buds and sure enough it's another mislabel and also another stonei hybrid. I'm leaning toward Hung Sheng Cape from what I can see of it. We'll see when it is fully open.
I wonder if the Hilo Black Eagles are actually Hilo Bald Eagles (JB/WBW x stonei)
It’s like a murder mystery dinner on whodunnit
That's what I'm thinking now, James Fang just posted one that's a dead ringer for the one I thought was a Lady Roths, and the second plant fits. Third is still developing but I can already see stonei in the buds.