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Monday, November 5, 2012

Openings: Coryanthes alborosea

Coryanthes alborosea red form flowering at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
This vibrantly spotted and spattered orchid is one of the siblings of the Coryanthes alborosea that I photographed last week. The seedlings, which are now flowering for the first time, are the result of a selfing of the red splashed color variant. A small percentage of the seedlings look like their parent.

This is a plant that leaves me awestruck. If you tried to describe it to a friend what would you say? Do you think anyone would believe you?


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