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Jumellea arachnites

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    This is the third of my Jumellea species to flower, but I can't tell them apart , except perhaps that this has flowers rather larger than the ones flowered last year - these are at least 2 inches across. But they are pretty things considered alone. When you see the size of the plant, they are not quite so good.
    But from what I have seen, it is possible in 50 years to grow a great big plant with dozens of flowering growth and hundreds of flowers - but by that time I will be in the Guiness Book of Records too - as the oldest orchid grower, probably the oldest man, in the world... Don't hold your breath.

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    Fantastic white blooms regardless of numbers of quantity. The orchid seems very healthy as well. Nice growing!

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    LOL Big...oversized...needs my backyard! For some reason I like the big bulkier types...and the white pristine flowers are simply beautiful!

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    Even if it was flowering with one!! What a beauty! The Jumellia always look like as if the sepal and petal left and right have slided downwards a bit. Is it fragrant?
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    Certainly is at night, not so in daylight.

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    Regarding the record-breaking: By all means!

    Is it my imagination or does this orchid resemble a strap-leaved paph, or even a phrag? Does it grow like slippers? I assume from the name that some taxonomist thought the flowers spider-like, but they remind me of waterlilies, really - a much prettier view for the mind's eye, don't you think?

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