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Laelia purpurata var flammea

This is a discussion on Laelia purpurata var flammea within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have been out, weather permitting, trying to find plants and get shelves re-located. It ...

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    Cool Laelia purpurata var flammea

    I have been out, weather permitting, trying to find plants and get shelves re-located. It is intermittantly sunny and hot with major humidity and then it will suddenly cloud up and downpour with winds whipping and blowing. I'm finding cattleya damaged and rotting here and there. But amidst the chaos, tucked safely into a corner is one of my new Laelia's, blooming it's silly head off. It was a much needed moment of beauty. In all the confusion I had completely forgotten about my new leggy cattleya in bud.

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    Gorgeous purpurata! I love the coloring on this one.

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    Oh that is a beautiful Laelia purpurata or now Cattleya purpurata.

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    very pretty, Connie

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    Lovely. Not long ago bought an 8 cane plant of it. Haven't flowered it yet.

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    Very elegant, Connie, and I'm sure a welcomed bit of beauty, as you mention in your clean up efforts. I've got one that had just popped a few buds out of its sheath, and it'll be a first time bloom for me, so thanks much for the preview.
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    Very beautiful Connie !

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    So beautiful! Lovely clone.

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