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    hi everyone, just wanted to share. actually it is my first catasetum species that came into bloom
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    It would be nice to see more than half of one flower....

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    congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    It would be nice to see more than half of one flower....
    Lovely blooms and would appreciate if you could post a picture of the whole spike.

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    Looks really dark!! How does the spike look? Does it have many blooms at a time?

    Cheers,
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    Thats quite unique color combination and shape !

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    It seem that there are many bloom. Nice catasetum.

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    here are pic of the full spike, 9 of them together. bulbs about 4inches tall, two bulbs of total
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    Thanks for these pics. Quite a handsome thing. I guess these are the male flowers, they are usually the most handsome... I'll say no more along that line of thought lest I see the lynch party approaching !
    Actually , getting the duller peculiar female flowers or the brighter more distinctive-shaped male ones, in catasetums and their close allies is supposed to be related to temperature or light , I forget which, but so far of the ( less than a dozen, I have to admit ) species I have flowered, I have yet to see a female flower - or the rarer hermaphrodite spike, with both kinds on, which I have only ever read about.

    BTW Jay illustrates a green colour form of this species, which is quite nice , worth looking out for ( although catasetae are not so common in dealers lists that one gets to pick and choose much ). He also says it is perfumed - comment ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    here are pic of the full spike, 9 of them together. bulbs about 4inches tall, two bulbs of total
    Man, that is something. So beautiful. Thanks Ian.

    Cheers,
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