Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tiger spots and rich, sweet smell!

Stanhopea Assidensis or Stanhopea shuttleworthii, TBD. Well, I'm not sure what it's name is but I'm betting on Assidensis at the moment. The plant is an SA import from one of the shows that was apparently mislabeled. It's a fun adventure to see what they bloom out as. I've been watching these buds for a while as they got fatter and fatter and then, today, popped, all opening in one fell swoop. This one has 8 huge, fragrant flowers. The fragrance is deep, rich and sweet but is not like anything else I could put a name too. Imagine a rose but different. I'll get a name to it sooner or later.

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