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FLOWERING, SHY: Lycasteria

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 2 years ago.


This article references Ly. Darius.
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Only one plant from the same cross flowered in 20 years: Lycasteria Darius. OR73-355
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