A dark cattleya labiata

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  1. Nov 5, 2019 #1

    monocotman

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    Bought as a seedling of two rubra clones, from a German vendor several years ago.
    This is its first good flowering. I’ve lost the tag which listed the parents.
    Last year was its first big growth and the buds blasted.
    The leaves have so much dark pigment that they often don’t look too healthy when that is mixed with the green of chlorophyll.
    Anyway I’m liking the flowers!
    David
     
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    great colour. very pretty.
     
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    What a beauty!
     
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    Nice deep rubra colour, almost an atropurpurea type with that solid lip colour to edge. The shape is actually fantastic for a labiata, very full. Reminiscent of the 'Goliath' cultivar. Definitely show quality, if not awardable. Nicely flowered!
     
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    Oh my, just can't beat a big Catt. for a stunning
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  6. Nov 10, 2019 #6

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    Thanks for the comments.
    Here it is in the morning sun. The scent is one of the best.

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    Beautiful! Why do you think the buds blasted on the growth last year? I get that more times than I like and it frustrates me. Is it fairly common on younger plants?
     
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    I’ve no idea! I don’t often see buds that blast on my catts.
    David
     
  9. Nov 11, 2019 #9

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    Outstanding labiata!
     

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