Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Clarence Eich
These beautiful flowers were born on a very long flowering stem. The flowers were very fragrant, as well as beautifully shaped and of a very clear white. Note the "keyhole" opening, which when taken with the white color, the fragrance and the length of the tube, indicates likely pollination by a moth with a long proboscis. Shown at the 2002 Convention of AGGS.
Fresh sprouts of this species, growing in a bed at Kew Gardens, can be seen here. Another show plant, which won Best In Show, illustrates the lovely potential of this fine species.