Possibly a female, yep!
Whoa! that is going to be quite exciting, ay males in bloom right now?
Any pics of the whole plant?
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That said, while its always worth producing more seed grown plants of any species, BE produced several thousand seed-grown plants of it and they are still finding their way into collections. I suspect they achieved market saturation, so making more plants from seed may be an interesting exercise, but unlikely to be of great $$ value.
Last edited by Whimgrinder; 08-03-2015 at 08:27 AM.
I agree that many N. robcantleyi hybrids tend to be...less spectacular than their parents, although there are some that I can appreciate (talangensis x robcantleyi, burbidgeae x robcantleyi, and hamata x robcantleyi are some of the better ones in my opinion). Regardless of that though, N. robcantleyi is probably extinct in the wild, and it's exciting to see someone with the means to produce more of this species. Although BE has produced thousands of plants and the market price will probably take a nose dive in the future like you said (I'm still seeing N. robcantleyi going for $100s, for now at least), it's more of a conservation thing to me than a monetary thing. It reminds me of situations with plants like Sarracenia jonesii - decently widespread in cultivation and not worth large amounts of money in the trade, but still valuable due to the state of populations in the wild. When I see huge amounts of endangered species being produced in captivity, it's not breeding or market values that come to my mind first, it's the conservation value. Even if these plants cannot be reintegrated into the wild, it's comforting to know that we will have a large and stable population in reserve for generations to come.