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Blc. Hawaiian Leopard "Mei-Ling"

This is a discussion on Blc. Hawaiian Leopard "Mei-Ling" within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Didn't care too much for this one, but with each new flower it's getting prettier. ...

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    Default Blc. Hawaiian Leopard "Mei-Ling"

    Didn't care too much for this one, but with each new flower it's getting prettier. I kind of like it now!!!! Its first flowerings weren't as developed as its third.


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    It's a beautiful flower! I can see why it's growing on you!

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    Carol this doesn't look like Blc. Hawaiian Leopard, atleast not the lip, perhaps a hybrid with some epidendrum.

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    I'm going by the tag here, but as I say each bloom seems to be getting better. The lip just needs to open up, is that what you are saying.? This is a very new seedling.

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    I think yours is very pretty and they do get better with age---Don'T WE ALL! LOL Mine is very simular to yours. I love how long the blooms last. Believe me it is a keeper.

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    I definitely agree, that one is a keeper! They do seem to get prettier the older they get.

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    Hi Carol, I am not sure the name is right on your tag. Blc. Hawaiian Leopard has a darker orange color usually and many spots as well as a large lip. Or maybe this one is peloric or something? IDK. Here are a couple on the forum for you to compare yours too:

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...n-leopard.html

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...n-leopard.html

    Regardless of the name, it is a pretty orchid bloom. And the color is so clean and bright. I wish I had it.

    cheers,
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    Very nice yellow and I like that fine sharp spotting.

    Bruce, assuming this is the correct name, it's quite possible that being this bright a yellow is normal for this particular clone.


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    I'm going by the tag here, .... The lip just needs to open up, is that what you are saying.? This is a very new seedling.
    Going by the tag is what we all do, Carol, certainly can't fault you there. Unfortunately, tags are sometimes wrong (with some vendors frequently wrong ) though I have no idea as to the reliability of whomever you received this.

    Yes, the lip is the big issue -- as oxymoronic as that seems in this case. The lip on yours is ridiculously small for a Hawaiian Leopard -- at least as it appears in the pic. That lip, if nothing else, casts a strong shadow of doubt as to that being the correct name.

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    I looked it up in AQ and the name is right. Your flower looks a lot like this clone but it seems the lip has not opened completely or did not develop completely, it happens sometimes. Lip development is sometimes influenced by insecticides. If it blooms always the same may then its genetic and there's nothing you can do., over-cloning can be blamed. I suggest you hold a bit on the fertilizer (1/2 dose or skip one) and insecticides and watch closely for the next blooming.
    Jose

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    Science and technical stuff aside I think its a beautiful flower with such personality. The contrast between the size and shape of the petals and the (under developed) lip is adorable. A definate yes to the investment of your tlc and time.

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