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This is a discussion on Cattleya (species) trianei within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; One of the Classic Cattleyas. Not the shape demanded in modern hybrids , the sepals ...
One of the Classic Cattleyas. Not the shape demanded in modern hybrids , the sepals are too narrow. But... that's not everything.
Blooms that look so fragile, like tissue paper, can't last more than a day or two, you think - wrong - 3 weeks plus, even in my culture, which could be better.
And that true cattleya perfume ( mornings, in the sun - I reckon the pollinator goes to bed at noon ). You simply can't beat that ; and I say that having a lot of perfumed orchids ( I seek them out ! ) .
Size is about six inches. This came into UK ( pre-show order) from Brazil a couple of years ago as a NFS seedling, has flowered reliably since then, now two flowering growths. Gets better and better.
But species are an acquired taste ! Worth acquiring IMHO. You might even be lucky and get a better form than mine - there are a lot ( better than mine) about.
I like the form of this one. They may not be as popular as others...but I like this one.