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Eria gigantea

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    What part of the plant or flower is gigantic, Nelson? It's always hard to tell scale from isolated photos.

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    Default I was surprised at that, myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    What part of the plant or flower is gigantic, Nelson? It's always hard to tell scale from isolated photos.

    Julie
    The plant is about a foot tall. The blooms are about 1 cm at most in diameter, maybe 0.75 cm.

    So, I don't see any gigantic feature. Jim Cootes told me that this is the white or pale clone. Please kindly refer to Cootes book...

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    Yours must be just a baby. According to Cootes' book, the species is so named because the p-bulbs can grow up to a meter in length!

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    That last picture is amazing. Tell me please, what is the white powdery substance that appears to be flaking off?

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    Default I don't know, either.

    Quote Originally Posted by murgdan View Post
    That last picture is amazing. Tell me please, what is the white powdery substance that appears to be flaking off?
    Because the individual blooms are about 0.5 cm. across, the material you are asking about is barely visible.

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