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My Catasetum pileatum 'Oro Verde'

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    Default My Catasetum pileatum 'Oro Verde'

    I am sooo exited, this is my first Catasetum to bloom. I got this one as a one bulb plant with a new lead in April. This 'Oro Verde' form is less white than some other forms but the flowers are huge, it has a BM/JOGA award. Though I have some Cycnodes and Cycnoches I find this shape more attractive with a distinct lip which most Cyc. lack. Here are the pic. in greenhouse.

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    beautiful, lovely form & color

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    I love the color of these! Great job...they are gorgeous!

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    Beautiful! Great job.

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    Great pileatum.

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    I don't know what to say. That is fantastic.

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    Very special flowers Amey. I am impressed with the fine form and smooth, delicate colors that blend on these blooms so perfectly. AL

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    Oro Verde means green/gold ( actually the words are the other way round) . It is a good form , this.
    pileatum is amazingly variable, but many of the more off beat colours seem a bit difficult to grow.
    As a digression , here is an English conundrum for the purists ; New sentences start with capital ( upper case) letters. Orchid species names always start with a lower case letter. Should I have said " Pileatum is amazingly variable" ? I don't remember much about the rules of grammar from school - well it was a long time ago, you know ! but anyway I bet my school teachers would not have had a clue about The Rules of Botanical Nomenclature .

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    Very beautiful

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    Amazing blooms, I love it!
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