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Encyclia cordillera - an intermediate colour form

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    Default Encyclia cordillera - an intermediate colour form

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    The form most commonly seen in UK - where Mexican orchids are like hens teeth, is actually the alba , with milk chocolate coloured petals and sepals and a white lip . I once had a form with very dark, almost black petals and a brilliant pink lip - it succumbed in a period of gross overheating some years ago, and I bought this one as an intended replacement. It has grown well, has three spikes, ( one each on 3 leads) but the first spike has gone over, and the third spike has unopened buds. Probably a total of 15 or so flowers all told. I must repot it as soon as I see new growths , and hopefully get the flower count up a bit. A good one can have a dozen on each spike. But quite interesting to have this intermediate colour form, whch I had not seen before.

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    You mean E. cordigera, don't you?

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    I've never seen a cordigera with such flat petals and sepals...and that lip. IDK. It's very pretty. When I just typed cordigera, my spellcheck autocorrected to cordillera. I imagine the same thing happened to Geoff.

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    Whether a cordillera or cordigera, it's a beauty!

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    Yes, apologies. My personal spellchecker had an off-day. I have been in Spain recently in the mountains ( Pyrenees and then Picos d Europe) and I think both words, cordillera and cordilgera have some similarity to Spanish words having some connection to mountains. Not that Encyclias are to be found in (old) Spain - if only !
    Well it's an excuse, however feeble

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    Nice clone of cordigera.

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    Very nice clone. Sure it would do wonders in a few seasons under your TLC.

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    very nice

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