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    Not the same plant, but didn't want to make a new thread for one pic: my P. rotundiflora x hemiepiphytica is growing up nicely
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    Another flowering species, P. lusitanica
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    Couple more shots:
    This pic gives a good idea of just how small the P. lusitanica flowers are

    And my P. gigantea has begun flowering. I have attempted a cross with the P. moranensis x ehlersiae, but if that fall through, the rotundiflora x hemiepiphytica will flower soon
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    Another shot just because: P. lusitanica are all flowering now
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    The P. rotundiflora x hemiepiphytica finally opened its flower! Color as shown here is actually about 3 shades darker in real life, with a notable metallic quality. For a good example of the real color, a different clone of the same cross is pictured in the new 'Savage Garden'.


    I plan on trying to cross this guy with the new P. gigantea flower coming up. I think the cross P. gigantea x (moranensis x ehlersiae) and the reverse has already worked, as the pods are swelling a lot, so could have a new hybrid out soon.
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    Beautiful pics, I really like the mutant! Cant wait to see what the cross comes out like, hope all goes well for you.
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    Unfortunately, the pod on the moranensis x ehlersiae started browning today, and I opened it..... nothing. there's still hope for the reverse cross though, as it's still growing the pod strong... problem is, that one looks oddly hollow too.
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    The P. gigantea opened its new flower, and I have crossed it with the rotund x hemi. Here's the happy couple:
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    Can't believe I never put up this shot: P. rotundiflora x hemiepiphytica and moranensis x ehlersiae. I tried crossing the two, but the flowers never reacted, so I'm thinking no dice.
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    The rotund x hemi is still flowering

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