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A species which I find interesting - Prosthechea elisae. I have grown this up to have four leads, and these are the first flowers . About 3cm dia, and as thick as orange peel ! IOSPE says up to 20 flowers, but I see that it has been awarded a few times with far fewer - as few as 4 or 5 per spike . So maybe Jay is being a bit optimistic, or is ill informed, or maybe it is a variable species. Hopefully the other three leads will get up to flowering size on the next growths , since they are only slightly smaller than the one now flowering. Seems to be quite long lasting,m as might be expected from the thick petals.