Are they common in the wild? The only in-situ photos I have seen are of Catasetums and even then, mostly without flowers.You’re right, there are darker bred brown ones. But I was referring to the ones most seen in the wild and early breeding. Today there is a range of rare colors of orange and even to bright yellow. Red is still my fave.
The yellow one (only ever once! how precious!!) I saw was not alba as the stamen was black or nearly so. Only the flowers were bright yellow.Depends where you look as populations exist in remote areas. What you call yellow is the olive color I’m referring to (vs bright alba yellow).
The brown ones I see and judge at shows are not dark chocolate but rather overlay of brown on surface of olive. The rarer dark chocolate ones are like it’s namesake color.
Yes it’s stunning. I want one too lol.The yellow one (only ever once! how precious!!) I saw was not alba as the stamen was black or nearly so. Only the flowers were bright yellow.
I would love to have such a bright yellow cooperi. No one seems to sell them, though.
This one might be the common olive yellow color version with less brown overlay I think. I will confirm with Fred next month when I'm at the AOS Trustee meeting.