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( Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO'Catasetum kleberianum 'SVO' )

 

I am very interested in this cross, partly because Ctsm. kleberianum is so rare. This small-growing species may be extinct in the wild, with very few plants in cultivation. Ctsm. kleberianum blooms with 15-20 well-arranged flowers. The flat lip is a pure yellow, and the petals and sepals are boldly striped - an eye-catching color combination.  Ctsm. tigrinum is a showy species, its white flowers with light pink spots displayed in an impressive cascade of 20-25 blooms 2 to 3 times a season.  Both of these mini-Catasetum species have already shown themselves to be excellent parents. Making new primary hybrids is always interesting, since novel combinations of species reveal fascinating results in many cases. Based on observations of previous hybrids with kleberianum and tigrinum, I'm expecting plants to produce lots of well-spaced flowers with good form. Flower color is harder to predict, but I think that most will be cream with stripes and spots, and a light yellow lip.  This is a super cool new hybrid!. 

 

Description courtesy Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

Photos courtesy of Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

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