Cattleya mossiae semialba flamea ‘SUPERNOVA’

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DrLeslieEe

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Incredible, Leslie. How do you decide when pincelada becomes flamea?
Pincelada is mini flecks, like a tiny stroke of a paintbrush. Flamea is broad bold stripes or more.
 
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I bought as seedling from a hobbyist in US who thinks he got from Armando Mantellini. I suspect it’s a ‘Featherstone’ x sib.
 

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Thanks for sharing, stunning. What great luck producing this flower from a seedling. I love the name.
 

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Excellent presentation! Have you shown it for judging?
Unfortunately our first judging since COVID starts July 17th, about 6 weeks from now. The flowers won’t be in prime then, or have withered from the heat and low humidity.
 

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I have periodically wondered how many fantastic orchids never got judged just because they never bloomed at the right time for a convenient judging!
 

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I have periodically wondered how many fantastic orchids never got judged just because they never bloomed at the right time for a convenient judging!
I can say at least 1/2 of my collection personally lol. Of the 250 cattleyas I have, maybe half is awardable but I could only show perhaps 10, and I think 6 were awarded. Same for my Paphs.
 
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