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Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama'AM/AOS

This is a discussion on Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama'AM/AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A well-known grex/cultivar this. I bought this plant some three months ago - so claim ...

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    Default Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama'AM/AOS

    A well-known grex/cultivar this. I bought this plant some three months ago - so claim nothing for culture ( nor accept criticism ! ). It came from the collection of a recently deceased cattleya lover - a trader I was visiting told me he had two or three hundred planst and I might find something of interest, and since they had had gone down hill a bit in the interval between death and his acquisition I could have any I wanted at $15 each. I thought this a good buy, if true to name - which it is.
    Well grown, with canes as big as the best of the old ones here it should manage 8,10, a dozen - even more, flowers. Flower size 7cm - could expand a little more to be over 3 inches, I guess.
    The parentage for those interested is C.gutatta x Gurianthe aurantiaca - which was called C.aurantiaca when I started growing ; both have glossy flowers with a lot of substance although the aurantiaca parent has a habit of not opening well, and many clones are actiually cleistogamous ( self pollinating - so they don't need to open at all)- which may be passedon here to a tiny extent.
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    Geoff : I have 40 ORCHID's in my collection and I have limited space. In my collection I have three chocolate drops. It is one of my favorite plants or I would not have three plants. The size of your plant tells me it is an older plant. You got a buy for a plant of that size.

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    Chocolate Drop has always been a favorite of mine! Beautiful!

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    Mabuhay!

    @dorsetman......that is one awesome cattleya. I would love to have it in my collection but i guess the price would get pretty steep when it comes down here. I am very sure your friend is tending orchids in heaven now.

    I am so loving the cattleya. thanks for sharing. Godbless

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    I never get tired of seeing Chocolate Drop. Congrats, Geoff on your choice.

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    This is a great plant and very fragrant also. Wonderful blooms. Congrats on a super purchase.

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    Thats one of my must have plants, I have acquired many of its hybrids, but alas, I cannot find this one !! This one is awesome, the big canes show the great gutata influence in this hybrid.

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    Simply elegant! I love Chocolate Drop! I have a few of these and am looking forward to the blooms.

    Cheers,
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    Love this orchid..it is definitely on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

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    A exotic addition to your already extensive collection and yes a great price to boot. AL

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