( Clowesia Jem's Speckled Russ 'SVO' AM/AOS x Catasetum Dark Odyssey 'Midnight ' )


Clowesetum crosses are known for their flower longevity and high flower count. JEM's Speckled Russ (Cl. russelliana x Ctsm. denticulatum) is one of the few hybrids made with a summer-blooming Clowesia and the small-growing species Ctsm. denticulatum. When awarded, ‘SVO’ produced three pendulous, foxtail-like inflorescences carrying 126 white flowers peppered with maroon spots. I expect that crossing this amazing Clowesetum with Dark Odyssey (Karen Armstrong x Darkness) and its large, perfectly-formed deep burgundy flowers will improve flower shape by flattening the petals and broadening the lips. blooms will be boldly spotted or blotched burgundy, and flower longevity of 4-5 weeks is expected.


Description and photos courtesy of Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids


2021 Grow Blog





( Clowesia Jem's Speckled Russ 'SVO' AM/AOS x Catasetum Dark Odyssey 'Midnight ' )





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2020 Grow Blog


Follow along during the 2020 growing season for this Clowesetum as I document it's progress including pictures and discussion by following this link (a work in progress).



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