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Lycaste Kurt Servos (Elizabeth Powell x macrophylla) IT BLOOMS!!!

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    Default Lycaste Kurt Servos (Elizabeth Powell x macrophylla) IT BLOOMS!!!

    After watching one, then two bloom unfurl, we are now inundated with eleven in full or nearly full bloom, plus two more buds opening any day now. We're trying to talk it into slowing down, so that it won't be completely bloomed out in 10 days (next AOS judging session).

    L. Kurt Servos is a new hybrid, only registered in 2008, and with no awards, or much other information that I have been able to find. It is 50% green and white L. macrophylla, 42% L. skinneri, and 8% L. lasioglossa. Some of the bronze from the macrophylla and lasioglossa can be seen when viewing it from different angles, or under different lighting conditions. Otherwise, it's pretty much a honey-dew melon green, with pure white petals almost around the lip (also white) and a bright yellow center.

    "Natural Spread" is 12.5 cm across and 10.4 down. The three green sepals/petals average about 7+ cm. long and 3.5 cm. wide. Lycaste skinneri is the national flower of Guatemala, and its blooms are somewhat larger than those of L. macrophylla, at least according to award records. L. macrophylla is found further south in Central America, from Costa Rica to Bolivia and Peru.

    I welcome any further information or corrections if any of this information is wrong.

    Put them all together (remembering that this species hybrid used a green and white L. macrophyllum, instead of bronze and pink) and this is what you get. Slight alterations in the color are due to varying available light.

    I'm having great fun with this new and, for me, very unusual orchid - hope you enjoy the pictures. I will add a few more as I have a chance to take them This has been a very difficult plant to photograph - Phillip has given up, so you're stuck with my photos this time.


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    Lovely bunch of blooms there. How's the fragrance?

    Maura, to stretch out bloom life, you could try keeping the plant in a cool area. Heat and sun generally shortens bloom life.

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    WOW...Great display of lovely blooms, Maura.

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    Oh wow Maura! It's gorgeous! Congrats on a great find!
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    Great shots of a lovely Lycaste - and what a fantastic display. Awesome !!!!!!!

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    AWESOME!
    I told you, I wanted this plant for a reason!
    Lovely array of blooms there, love the creamy yellow too!
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    amazing display Maura.it look like an arrange florist, a lot of flowers with some leaf

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    What a beauty, Maura. This orchid and especially that beautiful single bloom is amazing. So pretty.

    cheers,
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    Thanks so much all. I'm rather stunned by it myself. Right now, it's hiding in my spare bedroom where it's cooler and shadier, so that the blooms will last another week (Thanks, Paul). They all seemed to jump out at once! And thanks for the nice comments about the photos - I was beginning to forget how to use my camera!?!?

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    Beautiful, beautiful!!

    Hope you get the chance to take it to the show!

    Congrats :-)

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