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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Tenebrosas Season

    It’s tenebrosa season and a few are in bloom or coming. First one is ‘Rainforest’ FCC/AOS with huge 20 cm flowers and second is a vinicolor (darker) form that belongs to a fellow judge (David B.) from SVO (about 19 cm). Another one ‘Michael’ HCC/AOS is in bud (will post when open). Last pic is...
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya (syn. Laelia) tenebrosa aurea (semialba)

    A stunning bright sunny yellow with no brown tones. Lip is scarlet red on white background. Huge at 18.2 cm NS by 18 cm vertically, it follows its ancestor ‘Walton Grange’ FCC/AOS (NS 19.5 cm). Though form is pinched at tepals, the erect dorsal sepal and size make the flower look formidable...
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya tenebrosa ‘Rainforest’ FCC/AOS

    These blooms crept up on me when I wasn’t looking lol. A very old classic of the species, used in breeding the tenebrosas we see today. In fact, I bred this with a fantastic round flowered tenebrosa from GlenD couple years ago and the seedlings are all in flasks now. Flowers can be large...