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Catasetum Chuck Taylor


Catasetum Portagee Star (Catasetum expansum x Catasetum Black Knight) interestingly this grex has the 3 same parental species as the famous Catasetum Donna Wise, pileatum, expansum, and 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. SVO Item 2211


Description and photo courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids



Catasetum Portagee Star ×  Catasetum denticulatum



Photo Gallery:


Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Select'

Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Sun Spot'


Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Wow'

Photos courtesy of Fred Clark of Sunset Valley Orchids





Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'SVO Sunshine'


Awarded Exhibits:



Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Malcolm' HCC/AOS. Aug. 11, 2013, Jordan Hawley, 76 points


Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'SVO Sun Spot' AM/AOS. Jun 24, 2013, Fred Clarke, 81 points

 (see below)

Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Sunset Valley Orchids' AM/AOS. Dec 17, 2012, Fred Clarke, 82 points


Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'Big Slim' AM/AOS. Oct 15, 2011,  Chuck Taylor, 83 points






Plant Name: Catasetum Chuck Taylor 'SVO Sun Spot' AM/AOS 81 pts.
(Portagee Star x denticulatum)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.7 cm Vertical: 4.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.0 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Petal Width: 2.2 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.6 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 4.6 cm Length: 2.5 cm

Description: Thirteen flowers and one bud in one arched inflorescence; sepals and petals deep burgundy; lip cupulate, yellow, overlaid deep burgundy apically and leaving a broad yellow stripe along midline spotted burgundy centrally; column cream overlaid dark maroon, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip waxy; commended for extremely intense color and floriferous.
Exhibitor: Fred Clarke





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