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Flower quality in Portagee Star is surprisingly nice, with just three species in its background: pileatum, expansum and tenebrosum. The shape is full, the lip is flat and the color is an attractive yellow with a bit of red. What makes Catasetum lucis remarkable is its upright 4' long inflorescence that carries many long-lived green flowers with white lips. Earlier crosses in this style of breeding have been excellent. We are expecting flower color to range between yellow with a red blush to pure white. These will have high flower count, strong stems and flower longevity of 3-4 weeks, a nice trait passed on by lucis to its offspring. These will surprise you with their flower quality! (Description and photos courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids)
Photo right: Catasetum Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS
Photo Left: Catasetum lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradisel' AM/AOS
This is an as of yet registered hybrid. SVO item 7315
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