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Gongora histrionica

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    Default Gongora histrionica

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Size:  275.7 KBThe two spikes on this orchid should produce some 'flying dragons' in the not to distant future. The photos I have seen show blooms with a yellow background with red and brown spots. Given hot chile sauce as fertilizer and they exhale fire! AL

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    Good deal! Look forward to seeing them!

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    hehehe...I wanna see the pic of the fire breathing!!!

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    Hey, looking good. Please share an update when the orchid blooms out!

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    Laughing in Florida.....

    Looks great, Al. Can't wait to see the blooms.

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    Cool, in Southern India they grow wild. Their leaves are a delicacy.

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    Can't wait 'til you display your histrionics, Al! Wonder if they bloom with a little attitude, like or ?

    p.s. what is the deal with all the strange species names lately?

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    Gurjeet: I had often thought the leaves looked like what we call a edible leafy vegatable known as 'Swiss Chard'. AL

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    Alright, well they make a tangy pickle kind of a side to the main and its called Gongura!

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    Gurjeet, gongura is different from Gongora. Gongura is a type of Sorrel, popular in Andhra Pradesh the leaves of which are used as a vegetable and made into tangy pickles.

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