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  1. 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...
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Bogota Show 2023: Cattleya trianae Showcase

    Thought I’d share some of the lovely trianaes from the Bogota show in Colombia that I went to judge. Though some were nominated, none were awarded due to flower ‘injuries’. Next time though! This showcase shows the high level of this species being grown from Colombia (natural and bred). Enjoy!
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae coerulea flamea #3

    Another one came to bloom.. not as nice form as #1 but thick substance: NS 13 cm
  4. 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...
  5. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae flamea ‘Sorpresa’

    A surprise blooming from this cultivar under the care of David B. from my Redlands import last October. The shape isn’t the best now as it is still establishing. I used the pollen on a full shaped trianae ‘Cashen’s’ FCC/AOS, hoping to get rounder flameas. Cashen’s is a proven parent for round...
  6. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae ‘Pink Hippos’ FCC/AOS

    I was fortunate as team captain to help award this stunning and huge flower get an FCC of 90 points at the Cali show here in Colombia. At a massive size of 15.5 cm with four flowers on one inflorescence, it commanded presence! The lineage is from Cashen’s x Mary Fennell, which is infamous...
  7. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae concolor ‘Poseidon’s Orion’

    This plant likes to bloom out of season sometimes. This time 3 months earlier than the trianae season! NS 14 cm. A beautifully colored pink (of various shades) flower with a nice shape. Like a Georgia O’Keefe painting.
  8. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae pelorica flamea ‘Panda’

    Happy New Year to everyone around the world! Panda heralded in the new year here in Toronto with opening it’s first two (of four buds). Bright fuschia around the eyes! And a dual tone light pink to sepals. A division from Wakayama Orchids nursery. NS 13.5 cm. More pics when all open...
  9. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae coerulea flamea

    One of the rarer color forms of this species. The blue flamea markings are quite large and deep in color. Will be useful in future breeding for this type. Plant arrived November about 4 months ago, rooted and bloomed (upside down lol). Still not as strong yet to reach potential flower form...
  10. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae pelorica

    Another of my pelorics just opened. A division from Brazil. Comes from F3 peloric line breeding. Flowers are soft and velvety, with contrasting light pink sepals against the dark lavender petals and lips. Reminds me of the Empress of Mercury hybrids from way back. Also love the thin margin...
  11. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae pelorica trilabelo

    One of my best trianaes just opened. Probably the best peloric in the world with overlapping petals mimicking the lip. Stunning deep lavender and gold color 'eyes' with velvety texture. Huge at 15.5 cm. A line bred from the original trianae peloric 'Lia' found in the jungle that sold for $25K...
  12. 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...
  13. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae semialba flamea ‘Kathleen’

    Bright and cheerful. Good grower with multi leads...
  14. 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 =...
  15. 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...