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Catasetum viridiflavum

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    Default Catasetum viridiflavum

    one of my favorites, started of with a very weak division but manage to pull through. the smell of this one is extremely sweet and pleasant
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    Beautiful male or female flowers since it's looks very ugly I guess maybe female?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Beautiful male or female flowers since it's looks very ugly I guess maybe female?
    these are male flowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    these are male flowers
    Because they have that "beak" (visible on the bottom wall of the cup-shaped lip), yes?

    Funny-looking flowers. Certainly wouldn't win any beauty prizes but they are interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Because they have that "beak" (visible on the bottom wall of the cup-shaped lip), yes?

    Funny-looking flowers. Certainly wouldn't win any beauty prizes but they are interesting.
    yeap, male one have a pointy beak while female's anther cap are more rounded. but if you wanna be sure if the flwoer is male or female, look for the trigger, that way you would get it right most of the time. part of the trigger is visible in pic number one and two.

    perhaps beauty is in the eye of the beholder, somehow this is my top favorite catasetum, not easy to come across and had been in the WL for sometime

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    Those Catasetums sure are different. I think it is going to throw up.

    Can you post a picture of the plant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anteater View Post
    Those Catasetums sure are different. I think it is going to throw up.

    Can you post a picture of the plant?
    sorry, the blooms were destroyed by monkeys or squirrel the same day i posted this, when i came back from work, the flowers were scattered all over........

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    Catasetums are really strange and cool orchids. Thanks for posting this one and sorry about the squirrel or monkey that destroyed the blooms.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    sorry, the blooms were destroyed by monkeys or squirrel the same day i posted this, when i came back from work, the flowers were scattered all over........
    That sucks. Is the plant okay?

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