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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. 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
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya gaskelliana concolor ‘Jose Perreira’

    Supposedly a concolor but clearly not due to that triangular magenta patch in the midlobe, making it a tipo. Flowered it 2-3 times and the same occurrence. Wonder if mislabeled? Flowers are huge in terms of floral parts but not NS. Petals are 9-10 cm and dorsal almost 11 cm. Nice and normal...
  4. DrLeslieEe

    Costa Rica Show Awards 2023

    I participated at the Costa Rica show judging for AOS today. Was exciting because we got to see many wonderful plants to award. I thought it would be full of dowianas but not one here. Fortunately they are taking us on a dowiana tour of nurseries and private collections tomorrow. Yayyy… Here’s...
  5. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya gaskelliana var concolor ‘Ananconda’

    I bought this years ago from the US. It’s a tall plant with large open recurved flowers but is important as it’s originally collected moons ago. Lightly fragrant with NS of 17 cm. Flowered by David.
  6. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya gaskelliana ‘Carlisle’ AM/AOS

    Awarded yesterday at our Toronto monthly AOS judging. My plant from Marcotte grown beautifully by DavidB (fellow judge). All pics taken by David. Well done David!
  7. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya gaskelliana tipo ‘Charlie’

    I got a small division from Marcotte many moons ago and this is the blooming of the second smaller division of my mother plant. There are 11 flowers on 4 inflorescences, about 13.5 cm.