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Chirita 'Keiko'

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Ron Myhr

This compact hybrid of Chirita subrhomboidea and C. fimbrisepala has very large flowers relative to the size of the plant (grown here in a 3.5" pot).  When the flowers first open, they point straight down, as above.  However, within a couple of days they straighten to a more horizontal position, where the interesting throat markings can be easily seen.

A closeup of the face shows these purple, yellow and orange markings.  A side profile illustrates the elegant form and high bud count of the hybrid.

Different cultural conditions can produce a significantly different-looking plant, as can be seen here.

 

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