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Gongora galata alba

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    This is your normal Gongora alba - not white, and alba "because it has no colour" they say . Colour it seems means red. Not my kind of English, never mind my kind of latin !

    I bought this as a seedling a year or 15 months ago, and when it flowered last August/September I was delighted that it managed so much on what I thought was a juvenile plant.
    It grew, produced two new bulbs, a bit bigger - well a whisker bigger - than last year and flowered again, as you see. But not much better than last year. I expect more !
    Maybe I need to cut the buds off when I see them in order to encourage it to grow much bigger and give me a spike of 10 or more... if I can bring myself to do it. Or maybe it is a naturally small species anyway. Must look it up.

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    Nice one.. I think galeata is quite variable in terms of flower count. Some clones produce only a few and some can give 10 or more flowers per spike..

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    I checked AOS awards and they agree with my memory that normal flower count is 8-10. When I grew it, I remember pseudobulbs about 3" max.
    Oh, and one of the awards was to a var. luteola, which sounds like your plant - " bright greenish yellow flowers with an orange column". Unfortunately, no award photo.
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    Whatever the size or flower count...I think it's a cutie!

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    You may not have the number of blooms you expect yet, but these are still delicate and lovely. AL

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    Always a pleasure seeing your blooming plants

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    Maybe I need to cut the buds off when I see them in order to encourage it to grow much bigger and give me a spike of 10 or more... if I can bring myself to do it.
    Lovely, lovely. But I definitely cannot cut the buds.....

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    Now that is a sweet orchid! Lovely!! Great growing.

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