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Cesarean delivery Cattleya bowringiana

This is a discussion on Cesarean delivery Cattleya bowringiana within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi all ! Today I performed an extremely difficult cesarean delivery on my Cattleya bowringiana. ...

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    Default Cesarean delivery Cattleya bowringiana

    Hi all ! Today I performed an extremely difficult cesarean delivery on my Cattleya bowringiana. Sheaths had been developing since June and had become super fat and I could make out the the borders of the buds and hence I decided it was time to bring out the babies. I discovered a double sheath and on cutting it open woof 11 fully developed flowers, 3 flowers had already started shriveling. But at the end of the operation the babies became too free and the inflorescence snapped. The plant has two more developing sheaths, I have already removed one layer of the sheaths for these ones. Here are some pics.
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    Wow, how gorgeous! I wish you had taken pictures of the sheath before performing the um.. surgery so we could see how it looked with 11 flowers inside! Too bad the inflorescence broke, but it's good to know you have 2 more sheaths getting ready to open. Lovely flowers- that's a very happy plant!

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    Very nice Amey well done.

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    Good job!!! Should we call you Doctor Amey from now on?

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    Competent surgery and beautiful photos.

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    Sorry it broke, but wow - what blooms!!

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    Too bad it broke, good thing is that you will get more flowers soon. They are really nice

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    beautiful flower Dr.Amy...congrats...now, I have this wort on my arm, could you maybe help me with???

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