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Catasetum Double Down

( Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Wow' x  Catasetum kieberianum 'SVO' )


Catasetum Chuck Taylor is an excellent mini-Catasetum, with rich burgundy petals and sepals, and a contrasting yellow lip.  It's just beautiful!  Catasetum kleberianum is a great mini-Catasetum species, producing strikingly-colored flowers that combine dark barring on the petals and sepals with a bright yellow lips.  As a bonus, it also carries 15 or more flowers per stem.  These will be mini-Catasetums with bright yellow lips, and the petals and sepals will have dark bars, some of which will be solid burgundy!  This is one of those 'not to be missed' mini-Catasetums.  (SVO 7312)


Description and photo courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids





Left:  Catasetum Chuck Taylor


Above:  Catasetum kleberianum


Photos courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids



Catasetum Chuck Taylor

(Catasetum Portagee Star ‘Brian Lawson’s Sunrise’ HCC/AOS x Catasetum denticulatum ‘SVO II’ AM/AOS) 


Catasetum. Portagee Star (Catasetum expansum x Catasetum Black Knight)  interestingly this grex has the 3 same parental species as the famous Catasetum Donna Wise, (Catasetum pileatum, Catasetum expansum, and Catasetum tenebrosum). 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' carries up to 15 flowers in shades of yellow and burgundy, and is very attractive. The denticulatum has a nice yellow lip, 25 flowers and is a small growing plant. Here we are breeding in a new direction for reduced plant size while keeping good flower color and high flower count.  This direction in breeding for small growing plants has been spectacular.  This was SVO 2211. See image above.  

Catasetum Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC

Catasetum denticulatum 



Catasetum kleberianum

Common Name Kleber's Catasetum [Kleber de Lacerda Jr., Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1 5/8" [4 cm]

This is a medium sized, warm growing Brazilian epiphytic species from Amazonas state and grows on trees in flooded forests along the Rio Preto do Igapo-Acu with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, suberect, racemose, 10" [26 cm] long, several [11 to 14] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying longer lasting flowers than normal for this genus.

Give a very short rest period with humid conditions year round with light to moderate shade.


Description from orchidspecies.com Photo courtesy Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids



Catasetum Double Down F. Clarke 2015 - registered (RHS)    
        Catasetum Chuck Taylor
F. Clarke 2011 - registered (RHS)  50% 
            Catasetum Portagee Star
F. Dishman 2002 - registered (RHS)  25% 
                Catasetum. pileatum
Rchb.f. 1882 (Kew)  12.5% 
                Catasetum Black Knight
W. Neptune 1996 - registered (RHS)   12.5% 
                    Catasetum expansum
Rchb.f. 1878 (Kew)  6.25%  
                    Catasetum tenebrosum
Kraenzl. 1910 (Kew)  6.25% 
            Catasetum denticulatum
F.E.L.Miranda 1986 (Kew)   25% 
        Catasetum kleberianum
Braga 1994 (Kew) 50% 


Awarded Plants:


2017 Catasetum Double Down 'B-C II' AM/AOS 84 Sep 02, 2017  

Catasetum Double Down 'Louisiana' HCC/AOS

78 Aug 26, 2017  
2016 Catasetum Double Down 'B-C' AM/AOS 81 Oct 22, 2016  




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I do not have this particular orchid, but I have this hybrid,  ( Catasetum tenebrosum 'Ed#2' AM/AOS  x  Catasetum Double Down 'BPYL' )




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