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  1. FlaskandFlora

    Cattleya gaskelliana season begins

    Cattleya gaskelliana concolor x semi alba opening up today. Got a heap of them from Sam over the winter and they’re all about to open up. Second photo is a sibling that opened up, though the flower has some imperfections (it got REALLY hot here last week). I like the color on these so far - what...
  2. Malipoense

    Johnston IA Orchid Show/Speakers Day

    I was down in Iowa for the orchid show and get some various orchids and got to see Alan Koch from Gold Country Orchids and Fred Clarke from SVO do talks on growing orchids and species that are easy to care. Orchid judging was also done. Quite a bit orchids were passed on judging, but a few got...
  3. FlaskandFlora

    Cattleya trianaei splash

    Cattleya trianaei splash - been waiting a few years to finally see what this one can do and I have to say, I'm quite pleased 😊 it's a little late in the bloom season, but it's been a couple of rough years for my personal collection and I'm honestly just pleased to see that this plant survived...
  4. Fan Tan Fannie

    Cattleya maxima var semi-alba

    My cattleya maxima var semi-alba ('La Pedrena' SM/JOGA x sib) species is now fully open. So beautiful and lovely...
  5. Tlynnt66

    No I.D. Cattleya behaving strangely

    As for most of the no I.D. orchids in my collection (and there are many), this orchid was given to me by a neighbor moving away to a colder climate. He said it once had a tag, but that it was likely lost in a previous move. After cleaning it up and removing the older and slightly rotted bits, I...
  6. T

    Cattleya (syn Laelia) purpurata ‘Goodstuff ‘

    My purpurata’s are happy, and so am I. We were able to have a judging this past weekend and my v. rubra garnered a CCE/AOS 91 points.
  7. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae alba ‘Aranka Germanske’ FCC/AOS

    Another classic white of days long gone. Part of my heirloom collection. One of the first to be discovered in the jungle (as the story goes). Huge pure white flowers measuring almost 7 inches (approximately 18 cm). This year is its first bloom after a setback. It can reach 9 inches (approx 23...
  8. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya jenmanii fm. coerulea

    Blooming for the 2nd time in 6 months, jenmaniis are very floriferous, making two flowering growths a year if happy. This one produced larger flowers in the fall, with the cool nights elongating the floral parts and allowing more blue pigments to colasce. Huge at NS = 17 cm!!
  9. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya bicolor alba

    One (or rather two) of my stowaways from Japan GrandPrix show lol. From Bela Vista Orchids.
  10. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae fm. concolor

    I received this plant about 4 years ago from Taiwan and it is finally blooming with one (me with sad face) flower. Large petals and good smooth pink color. I think I’ll call her Cotton Candy LoL. Lip wonky from opening behind leaves while I was away. I’ll be more prepared next time. NS =...
  11. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana forma coerulea flamea

    One of my treasures came into bloom to surprise me. A rare form of the coerulea lueddemaniana with blue splashes on the petal tips. Great form and deep blue lip.
  12. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae fm. pelorica

    I was pleasantly surprised when these flowers opened with such wild colour patterns. The petals mimicked the lip (thus the peloric variety), making the yellow flares look like eyes. And to think it came from a line breeding of the rare trianae peloric ‘Lia’ (was sold for USD$20,000 when it was...
  13. B

    Help requested in identifying this “Cattleya”

    Three years ago, I took on some cacti and this orchid from a friend who was going through medical stuff and couldn’t maintain his collection. He said it was “some kind of Cattleya.” He was growing it in a degraded pot with almost no mix pot on a humidity tray in a Chicago apartment window; most...
  14. Phaladdict

    Cattleya jenmanii

    Second time it bloom and it improved a lot and even if flower have not much substance I like it
  15. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya labiata fm (or var) purpureo-striata

    This the the best flowering it has done since the five years I’ve had the plant. Flowers are bigger and fuller then before, about 16 cm natural spread. And the presentation is the most ideal this time. Way to brighten up the cold Toronto weather!
  16. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya perrinii ‘Suwada’ HCC/AVN

    I was pleasantly surprised to see these blooms after a two year hiatus with the plant almost dying. It bounced back and gave three wonderfully graceful flowers. Nature is such an artist. NS 13.5 cm Plant grows under lights 4 x T4 6400K (20 cm from light) in large bark mix, 12 hours winter, 14...
  17. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya jenmanii semialba’TuLip’

    Part of my cattleya species collection. This jenmanii semialba has a sweet fragrance. I call her ‘TuLip’ because of a friend’s nickname! Flowers last over 3 weeks. Semialbas are probably one of my favourite colour forms in the Cattleya alliance after the flameas.
  18. Calvin_Tiong

    Lc. Mari's Song

  19. Calvin_Tiong

    Rlc. Chyong Guu Swan 'White Jade'

  20. Calvin_Tiong

    Rlc. Taiwan Queen 'Golden Monkey'