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catasetum roseoalbum

This is a discussion on catasetum roseoalbum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; this plant came with the tag name Catasetum longifolium but after looking at the blooms, ...

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    Default catasetum roseoalbum

    this plant came with the tag name Catasetum longifolium but after looking at the blooms, i was thinking Catasetum roseoalbum. any opinion is greatly appreciated here.
    Catasetum roseoalbum (catasetum discolor x longifolium) is one of the several accepted natural hybrids of catasetums. Roseoalbum the name means the pink and white catasetums, which IMHO is aptly name after (can see from the pics below)
    the spike is very long, about 28inches and three quarter but however the flowers are relatively small for such a big plant. the blooms are 1.5 inches in height and 1 inch across.
    slightly disappointed by this because i am dying for a longifolium but i guess it is still a new addition to the collection list.
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    Interestingly enough, this is making a debut in the UK. Sellers specialising in Catasetum. This one is very cute, are they fragrant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurj View Post
    Interestingly enough, this is making a debut in the UK. Sellers specialising in Catasetum. This one is very cute, are they fragrant?
    today is the first day of bloom and it has been raining the entire day. not a good time to pick up any scent. will try again day two or day three, especially during when the sun is up. will update on this one.
    somehow i notice some orchid's fragrance comes and goes with it, phalenopsis violecea that i had is behaving this way. during eaerly in the morning, u can smell it from a distance and during night fall, you can stick your nose right to it and NOTHING!
    and i also read about an article experimenting about keeping cynoches in the dark to prolong the bloom but fragrance will lost during the storage in the dark environment.

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    Cute flowers! They look like happy cheering mouths to me.

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    Another interesting bloom from planet catasetum . Thanks for sharing Ian .

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    Awesome blooms. What a cool orchid flower!

    cheers,
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    The more I see of these Catasetums the more I like them. This one is a real charmer. AL

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    I like the colour very much, Ian, especially the pink fringed lip of the 'pouch'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurj View Post
    Interestingly enough, this is making a debut in the UK. Sellers specialising in Catasetum. This one is very cute, are they fragrant?
    tried to sniff at those at it again today....NOTHING, only a very faint minty smell if your nose is held touching the flower

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    Though very small but very pretty and unique in this genera.

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