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Catasetum Tuanku Zainab Petra in bloom

This is a discussion on Catasetum Tuanku Zainab Petra in bloom within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've had this catasetum hybrid for nearly 30 years and this is the most hardy ...

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    Wink Catasetum Tuanku Zainab Petra in bloom

    I've had this catasetum hybrid for nearly 30 years and this is the most hardy plant I have. I grew it from a seedling. It is one of the earliest catasetum hybrids produced locally and is not as attractive as as other catasetums and inter-generics that followed.However I like the green colour and the fimbriated lip. Some of my friends and relatives have divisions from this clone.

    Cstm Tuanku Zainab Petra (named after our Queen at the time of registration) =Cstm Sumani x fimbriatum
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    This is a beauty Yew.... I really need to get myself a Catasetum.

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    Neat flowers and some interesting history to boot!

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    I to need o get one of these orchids I really do not know much about tghem but if they easy growers thats a plus in my book.

    BTW thats a beautiful plant Catttan

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    Looks like little birds. So pretty and unique.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Looks like little birds. So pretty and unique.

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    Totally agree with you BD. They always remind me of birds in flight. By the way the flowers always attract a lot of bees.The picture shows blooms on a division of the plant . The 'mother' plant is now sprouting 2 spikes. Its last blooming was 2 months ago.

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    Love such a beautiful orchid and its history.

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    Yew Sung, this is such a beautiful orchid: as you're having this orchid for 30 years or so you're probably got emotionally attached on this beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paph View Post
    Yew Sung, this is such a beautiful orchid: as you're having this orchid for 30 years or so you're probably got emotionally attached on this beauty
    Thanks everyone for your comments. Yes Branka I'm very attached to this plant as it had been so 'loyal' (surviving) during the period when I neglected my plants.

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