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Unregistered Hybrid

 

(Catasetum Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Catasetum lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradise' AM/AOS)

 

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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