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Zygopetalum mackayi

This is a discussion on Zygopetalum mackayi within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This zygo looks a bit to me like the clonal 'Artur Elle', but it was ...

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    Default Zygopetalum mackayi

    This zygo looks a bit to me like the clonal 'Artur Elle', but it was tagged without a clonal name, so I'm going with that, unless someone knows something I don't.

    It has a very light, pretty fragrance, but not nearly like the B.G. White I have.


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    That blue in the center of this orchid's bloom is mesmerizing. WOW.

    cheers,
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    So stunning! How would you describe the smell of this and the other zygo? I have heard of them smelling "like pepper", I can not figure out what that means unless you sneeze when you sniff it!

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    i have one similar like this Maura,but still in bud.the flower is going like this Zygopetalum Jumpin Jack 'Big Beans' hybrid orchid 10-11 1st bloom | Flickr - Photo Sharing! .i believed it different from yours from the lip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg25 View Post
    So stunning! How would you describe the smell of this and the other zygo? I have heard of them smelling "like pepper", I can not figure out what that means unless you sneeze when you sniff it!
    Not at ALL like pepper - the fragrance varies from light to strong, but all those I've seen and had have had beautiful fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    i have one similar like this Maura,but still in bud.the flower is going like this Zygopetalum Jumpin Jack 'Big Beans' hybrid orchid 10-11 1st bloom .i believed it different from yours from the lip.
    I looked at the photo, Kitty, and compared it to mine - while both are good forms of zygos, the shape of the petals and especially the coloring on the lip are different. Good luck with yours. Looking forward to a photo when it blooms!

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    Maura, This is one beautiful Zygo. the colours and textures are outstanding. As usual your photography is excellent. Congrats !
    BTW. I sent you a PM on Fri. night, not sure you rec'd it. do let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    Maura, This is one beautiful Zygo. the colours and textures are outstanding. As usual your photography is excellent. Congrats !
    BTW. I sent you a PM on Fri. night, not sure you rec'd it. do let me know.
    Thanks, Angela. I did get your pm and have been waiting for a quiet moment to reply properly. Needless to say, I have been worrying about you and hoping for the best - after all, one of these days, I'll land right on your doorstep!

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    Maura, that is a spectacular color!

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    I like the blooms. The color of the lip is great. But I'm confused. Does the tag say Zyg. mackayi? The flowers I've seen for Zyg. mackayi had a more spotted appearance, and a bigger lip with less solid, more variegated coloring.

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