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

 

This is one of my favorite species, and I'm always happy when these plants flower, which they do 3-4 times a season! Inflorescences can be up to 3' long, holding 25+ well-arranged flowers. Truly outstanding!!!  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 yet seen; it sure has the genetic potential!

 

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

 

Photo Right: Catasetum saccatum 'Dark Wonder'

 

Description and photos courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids

   NEW for 2020

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