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.