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Mar 19, 2018 2:28 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
Can someone identify this for me please. Sorry bloom is a bit out of focus

Thank You
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Mar 19, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Garden Photography Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Would love to see more detail on the flowers.

Long shot..a terrestrial orchid.????


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Mar 19, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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Cochliostema ( C. odoratissimum). it is in commelinaceae, I would really wants to have one...
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Mar 19, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
How do I propagate it? No new plants produced for the last 4 years that I've had it.
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Mar 19, 2018 9:35 PM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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I have no experience, as I never have it.. but this source said by seed or division, and flower should be artificially pollinated to ensure pollination..
http://chestofbooks.com/garden...
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Mar 20, 2018 3:29 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Garden Photography Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Thanks tofi for solving this one..gorgeous plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Mar 20, 2018 7:22 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Truly one for my wish list! LOVE!

This species name suggests that the plant has an odor, usually blooms are responsible for that. Have you sniffed? No bloom pics in this entry yet:
Cochliostema (Cochliostema odoratissimum)

There is also this one, with a pic of unopened buds:
Cochliostema velutinum

Your pics would be a great addition to the DB entry, whichever it is. The chestofbooks link has an interesting sentence in its' article: "Gardeners recognize 2 species, although they are considered by some botanists as forms of one. Recorded as the most beautiful cult, plants of the family."
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