Yes very heavy/firm substance. Texture almost crystalline. Very reliable bloomer. I love this plant!I can only join the chorus: very harmonious flowers!
Judging from the pictures, one almost senses, a flower with tepals of a nice, somewhat thick (in the positive meaning) structure/materiality....I wonder, whether that's the feel in reality, too?
Pete,impressive count. How big is the plant, and are all those blooms from the same lead? I would be very interested to see a full picture of the plant if convenient. I do love the white cattleyas. Fantastic blooming.
I was reading through your C.Charles Macaulay post and noticed you have placed the clay pot inside a larger plastic lined clay pot with charcoal and perlite? How’s that working?