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(Catasetum saccatum 'Dark Warrior' x Catasetum saccatum 'Brooklyn Botanic Garden' FCC/AOS)

 

This is one of my favorite species, and I'm always happy when these plants flower 3-4 times a season, with inflorescences up to 3' long holding 25 or more well-arranged flowers!!! A bit of history: a while back I made a sibling cross of saccatum ('SVO' x 'SVO II'), and the best plant from that cross was named 'Dark Wonder' for its very dark rich burgundy petals and sepals. This pairing might very well produce the best group of saccatum seen; it sure has the genetic potential!

 

Photo Left: Catasetum saccatum 'Dark Wonder'

 

Photo Right: Catasetum saccatum 'Brooklyn Botanic Garden' FCC/AOS

 

Description and photos courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids

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