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Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots'

This is a discussion on Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My hommage to my Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots', a hybrid of the Cattleya Landate and the ...

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    My hommage to my Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots', a hybrid of the Cattleya Landate and the Brassolalia Richard Mueller. All original pictures have poster size: 5,000px x 2,500px x 480 DPI! The details in this high resolution are amazing. A pity I can't show them here.

    As often, I partially used again a 4-diopter macro lens of 55 mm.

    PS: don't mind my photos - through my company I offer a range of photo improvement services to my clients. That's why these photos look the way they look, he he he! I am used to make even the ugliest photo to something that raises lots of "Ohhh"s and "Ahhh"s everywhere. Grayish "rainy day" photos become "sunshine" photos, and the colors love the photo again. Well, you can see what I mean when looking at my photos.

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    What a beauty! Love it! Your photography is wonderful. A definate must find plant.

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    Yes, they are gorgeous! Their colors are warm (orange-brown, cream) and strong (pink, burgundy), and the pattern with all its dots is just giving a "wild" touch. They even have a descent fragrance. And they are reasonably easy to grow, in comparison to some other orchids.

    For these photos, I worked with back light, and also with opposing light in order to show the translucency of the bloom leafs.

    If only I had some pollen of different orchids, I would do right away a cross-pollination.

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    Attempted pollination of my Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots'. But my problem is, that I just can't see nor grab any pollinaria. Where are they? I encountered the same problem with the anther cap of each of my three blooms.

    Since I had no pollinaria, I used, 50% happy about it, the pollinaria of the Potinara (see my other thread here), and also pollen of the Cucurbiteae (a honeydew or cantaloupe melon). But in the last case, I do not expect any success at all, since the Cucurbiteae is not a member of the orchid family. That means, the genetic pool might not share enough information which is compatible.

    But who knows - in case a big wonder happens, the resulting blooms and fruits might be ... extra-ordinary. Imagine some big melon with a skin in orange and dots, and maybe some burgundy dots or flesh, ha ha ha!
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    Another beautiful Richard Mueller cross. Great photos. My Richard Mueller x Sc Ann Folis will be flowering soon.

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    Thanks, Cattan. If you are experienced already with the Brassolaeliocattleya, maybe you can assist me. I took the anther cap of the bloom, but I couldn't see any pollinaria, nor was there anything that attached to the toothpick I used. It was like there were no pollinaria at all.

    When you look to those pictures, is this the way the anther cap is supposed to look? Do you know?

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    Sorry Sven can't tell from the last two photos though they don't look like pollinias to me. In the third photo the bloom on the right shows the anther cap (white) at the tip of the column and it looks like it contains the pollinia.

    I checked my Bc Maikai blooming at the moment and noticed that the column is deep inside the throat and the anther cap is very small. On pulling out the anther cap I found two very minute pollinias. I also took a peek at my Bc Richard Mueller x Sc Ann Folis and noticed that the column is very easy to see and the anther cap quite prominently displayed. I'm also puzzled as to why you couldn't find the pollinia.

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    Hmmmm. The only thing I can think off, is that before I bought the BLC, insects where been faster and took away the pollinia. Or, it is - just by nature - a plant which is deformed and has developed no pollinias. Not sure...

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    Great photos, and very colorful blooms.

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