Myrmetonia Elaine Fisher
Until 2005, this hybrid would have been registered as a Schombotonia. But, finally, the RHS has agreed with taxonomists that the group of Schomburgkias bearing ‘cow horn’ pseudobulbs should be split into their own genus, called Myrmecophila. In this case, Broughtonia sanguinea has been paired with Myrmecophila brysiana. Of the several plants of this grex we purchased, this one bears the most beautiful and unusual flowers. It is a small growing plant that makes thick, tall spikes and bears a sequentially opening cluster of 2.5 inch rose-lavender and cream flowers. They have excellent lasting qualities, so that finally all are open together at the same time. We think there will be as many as a dozen of these beauties as the plant matures.
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