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OZ Phrag besseae "Oval"

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Hi,
The best blooms are coming as the weather gets cooler. I just got this plant from Orchid Zone. I call it Phrag besseae "Oval". [pardon my lack of imagination]
Anyway, the shape is quite something. The color is accurate also -- very intense. I have to decide what to do with the pollen.
It is just opening, so I will post the dimensions when it hits its full size.
I am also waiting for the next bud as the petal tips are a little damaged.
JC



 
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It's fantastic. I love both the shape and intense color. It's great.:smitten:
 
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That looks amazing and not just the colour.......it's a great flower.
 

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It is so full.
Is it the angle of the photo, for some reason the right petal looks bigger than the left?
 
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My micron closed short circuit because I was dribbling in the keyboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am amazement Without words
 

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Hi John, good acquisition; but maybe it should be called 'Round'! I'm just wondering, thsi plant obviously is branching. Is besseae a branching plant or is this a mix w/ dalessandroi?
 
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Regarding branching, Terry has been selecting for branching on all his Phrag breeding so it just may be a trait that is enhanced. I don't think there was ever any intentional mingling of dalessandroi. Also when the plants get large they tend to throw out side branches.
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Hmmm? I've noticed some vendors quoting that besseae are branching but mostly I thought they're single bloomers. If that's something that being bred into the species and hybrids it's good. [If not true to nature.]
 
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I agree that it is not a normal trait of besseae. And branching the besseae that I have seen means 2-3 flowers open together. (not like a dalle...) On some of the hybrids, there is a lot of branching.
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