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Clowesetum Diane Drisch

 

(Clowesia Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO')

 

This year we're trying some mini-Clowesetums.  The hybrid genus Clowesetum (Catasetum x Clowesia) is known for flower longevity and multiple simultaneous inflorescences.  Grace Dunn (warczewitzii x rosea) produces 15+ pink and green flowers with cute frilly lips on 3-4 pendulous inflorescences from leafless bulbs in mid-winter.   Ctsm. tigrinum is a very special species: small-growing, and flowering several times a season with cascading inflorescences that each hold 15-30 white-cream blooms spotted lightly in red on the petals and sepals.  Equally important are the shape and placement of its wide petals, which fill the space between the dorsal and lateral sepals, creating a full-shaped flower.  This is a great characteristic, which is transmitted to its offspring and very valuable in hybridization.  This mini-Clowesetum will flower at 4-6” tall and bear cascading inflorescences of flowers with excellent shape in pink, white and cream.  The long-lived flowers will be produced in fall and winter.  This promises to be a very charming hybrid! (SVO 7705)

 

 

 

 

Ancestry

 

(Clowesia Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO')

 

Ancestry (total 4) %

 

Catasetum hoehnei

 

50%
Clowesia rosea

 

25%

 

Clowesia warczewitzii

 

25%

 

Clowesia Grace Dunn 50%

 

 

 

 

http://www.orchidroots.com/orchid/101020060/hybrid_detail/?tab=sum

 

 

 

 

Grow Blog

 

 

1 August 2019

  • new bulb thickness at base:  Approx. 1 inch
  • new bulb height:  Approx. 2 inches
  • total height: Approx. 12 inches
  • leaf spread:  Approx. 14 inches

The above is just a base to compare progress of growth come September and nothing more.

 

Late July into August we are well into the grow cycle of Catasetinaes so I simply potted this orchid up into my standard customized pot to minimize disturbing the roots.  At least it gave me a chance to scan the roots for their condition.  I also potted this one slightly differently.  From a point just above the drainage holes on the sides, I used clay pellets, and above the clay pellets, I centered the orchid and loosely packed some fresh moss around the edges.  In the original pot, the roots were surrounding styrofoam peanuts so I left that in place.

 

I predict that this orchid will explode in new growth and hopefully show signs of spike soon.

 

 

 

  

 

1 September 2019

 

 

 

 

Clowesetum Diane Drisch

( Clowesia Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' )

 

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I possess this orchid new growth spotted leaflets and roots growth stage spike bloom dormancy

 

 

 

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