Well said there Bench72, as per usual. I agree totally. When I source plants I always try and find the closest to nature as possible, as it can only benefit culture in general to promote the species and it's natural form...the show bench...a different story!! he he
Now that I am off my soap box I will say that I will show it or at least have it appraised and see what comes of it, winner or not I still love it and it will sit proudly on the coffee table with a ribbon or without. The flower is actually the same size as the normal spicerianum which is weird since it is named as bigger!!!! in saying that it is about 4-5 cm wide and 5-6 cm top to bottom. Just hope this year it comes out ok, had a disaster year since we moved from Sydney and plants are still adjusting. My barbatum came out with a distorted petal...just awful.
Let's hope this little guy helps all newcomers to the "light"! as you said.