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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya mossiae pentaflamea ‘Cerro Verde’ AM/AOS

    It made an AM/AOS of 81 points from today’s Toronto judging… and just barely too!! The flowers just started to show ageing today after keeping well for 4 weeks. The other two flowers collapsed 3 days ago, so had to work only with the two. Luckily it held on in cooler nights.
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya mossiae pentaflamea ‘Cerro Verde’

    Probably the most beautiful of my mossiae from the Mantellini collection of line bred flameas. It has many qualities of a great flower; full round shape with no windows, intense coloration of markings, solid trumpet lip with white tube, wide straight horizontal petals, thick substance and...
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae flamea ‘Andaquies’ HCC/AOS

    My plant division (from Francisco Villegas) awarded an HCC (77 points) from AOS today in Ottawa Show 2024 as well as to garner the best Cattleya Alliance and Best Species trophies! Triple Titles! NS 16 cm or so. Well grown and flowered by DavidB!!! Congrats David for your growing prowess, two...
  4. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya wallisii (syn eldorado) pentaflamea ‘Stars and Stripes’ (from BV)

    A first bloom seedling from Bela Vista Orchids with strong flamea markings on all segments. Skinny but I’ll fatten it up next couple years lol, NS approx 13.5 cm It is selfed for now.
  5. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae (penta) flamea ‘Sorpresa’ AM/AOS

    A nice surprise with an AM of 80 points from the AOS at the Toronto SOOS show today. With very intense large flares (and pincelada on some of the petals), the flowers (4 of them) made a very bold statement of ‘Look at Me!’ ☺️. A division from the esteem Francisco Villegas of Colombia, grown...
  6. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya quadricolor flamea ‘Miroku’

    I found one of my quadricolors bloomings at DavidB while visiting tonight. The color of the flamea stunned me. NS 8 cm… small but just establishing. I think this is one of two flamea quads in my collection. Maybe 3 lol.
  7. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya rex (Flamea) ‘Andean Treasure’ FCC/AOS

    We awarded this spectacular round and relatively flat 5 flowers on one inflorescence plant an FCC of 90 points today at the Lima show in Peru. Let me know why you think we did that lol. Note: the flamea part of name is more of a guide than actual true flamea. The flower presented with a...
  8. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleyas Awards (Cali Show, Colombia)

    Our team awarded these two beautiful cattleya species I thought ST cattleya fans might enjoy to see. Cattleya trianae (var rosada) AM 83 points What’s special is that the flower open a white semialba and turns rosada (pinkish) after a few days. One spike was white and other matured spike...
  9. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya violacea semialba flamea ‘Serendipity’

    This is one of my seedlings from Bela Vista’s breeding that bloomed at Orquidário Americana nursery in Brazil. The flamea coloration only on the petals make the contrast very striking. The shape is also very good with a flat lip that doesn’t curl much with age. Likely in a few years, the...
  10. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado semialba flamea ‘Miss Amazonicas’

    First time blooming of this eldorado division in Canada. Stunning bright colors.
  11. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya amethystoglossa flamea

    One of my favorite Cattleya amethystoglossa just bloomed. A rare flamea version from the breeding of the famous Caliman lineage. (Almost looks like to have an aurea yellow background) The flamea marking is smooth and velvety with no spots. Still looking for a name to call it. Any ideas?
  12. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana coerulea flamea ‘Wildlings’

    A very reliable annual bloomer, this hot growing, high light species has stunning dark blue lip and petal flamea markings. Still opening and stretching, so more pics in a few days.
  13. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya mendelii var flamea (?)

    Flowered beautifully by DaveB, my mendelii is showing flaring on some flowers. This is surprising as it was not expected. Because the flares were not that particularly strong on some flowers as well as missing in some other flowers, I put a question mark on it after name. Consistency is needed...
  14. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya walkeriana fm. semialba hv. perola (fm. flamea?) ‘Cherry Lips’

    This is likely my most beautiful walkeriana color form. The variety is confusing as it has a white base and red lip (semialba) but has a blush pink (perola or pearl tint) that looks like a flamea. Depending on which expert or region in Brazil, they will call it a different color variety...
  15. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae coerulea flamea #3

    Another one came to bloom.. not as nice form as #1 but thick substance: NS 13 cm
  16. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya purpurata flamea ‘Canaima’s Amigos’

    One of my darkest purpuratas beautifully flowered by DaveB. The lip is the darkest rubra type lip I have ever seen. NS 15 cm. Was passed at judging today because it needed more flowers. The average was 4-5 flowers per inflorescence. Next year then!
  17. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae coerulea flamea ‘Blue Flames’

    Are you all sitting down? Get a coffee or a nice wine and lounge on a nice chair. And let me know what you think of this: My Brazilian friend and fantastic grower Anderson just sent me a pic of my trianae coerulea flamea that shocked me at the beauty. I was speechless! At 13 cm and only one...
  18. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya gaskelliana pentaflamea ‘Star Wars’

    Came back late last night and found this greeting me. What a beautiful thing! Rare flamea form of this semialba Venezuelan species. Grows warm and medium bright light. NS 14 cm Vert 17 cm Petals 5 cm x 8 cm Dorsal 2.5 x 10 cm
  19. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya eldorado flamea ‘Flor de Gaia’

    One of the most beautiful eldorado cultivars I have ever seen. Such bright fuschia color on the petals, contrasting with the pink sepals. It’s the cultivar that made me fall in love again with this species (again). I love it so much I’m acquiring 4 divisions from different sources! Am I crazy...
  20. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya violacea semialba flamea ‘Stars and Stripes’

    Love the color combo of this so I named it such. Good flat shape in sepals and petals but that curled lip is disturbing to me lolzzz. Blooming in Brazil at my buddy’s backyard.