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C. mossiae 'Willowbrook' photo

This is a discussion on C. mossiae 'Willowbrook' photo within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; only a single flower this year but intensely fragrant. catts never seem to bloom well ...

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    only a single flower this year but intensely fragrant. catts never seem to bloom well for me the year after repotting.



    Hailing from the forests of Venezuela and described in 1836 by William Hooker, Cattleya mossiae is one of the most cherished members of the genus. Its immense popularity as a species is reflected by its status as the national flower of Venezuela, and may only be matched by its prominence in standard cattleya hybridizing. C. mossiae was the third unifoliate cattleya species to reach Victorian England, and comes in a variety of color forms ranging from pure albas to dark purples. The cultivar 'Willowbrook' is a fine example of the dark color form, producing large, well-shaped, fragrant deep magenta flowers, and was awarded the coveted FCC/AOS in 1999.

    C. mossiae is one of the easiest of the cattleya species to cultivate. It typically starts growing in late spring, after flowering, and should receive plenty of light and water during the summer months. Growth is completed in the fall, and the species rests during the winter, during which time watering should be at a minimum. The warmer days of spring elicit the long-awaited flowers, up to 4-5 on a spike and with a strong floral fragrance that has come to exemplify the genus. Cattleya mossiae was described by Hooker as "the most magnificent of all orchideous plants," and those who have seen the species in flower would be hard-pressed to disagree.
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    Maybe it is my computer , but I just see a red X tried show picture and did a refresh .

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    sorry, photo up now. there's a small bit of controversy regarding this clone being legitimate pure mossiae, doubters point to its intense color and its early bloom season. there was an article in the orchid digest a while back (in the special catt edition) where an expert said it was a little unusual, but there wasn't enough evidence to say it was definitely not a mossiae. if it's not mossiae, it would probably be mossiae x lueddemanniana.

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    Hmmmmm , very striking.

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    Gorgeous colors, Jason! And so intense.

    How large are the blooms?

    Julie

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    Great color, love the sparkle! Fragrant?

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    Very pretty , I love the sparkles Gin

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    I like the colour and sparkles too!!!

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    about 6-6.5". crystalline texture in the sunlight and also when the @$#^ flash bounces off it. true color is a little darker than the photo suggests, this camera I got is supposed to have built-in color "filters" that you can apply...if I ever figure it out I'll post a new one. very strong fragrance in the daytime...the typical floral cattleya scent.

    full-grown mossiaes are a sight to see, with 4+ large flowers on a stem. maybe in a few years with this one...

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