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Catasetum planiceps

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    Default Catasetum planiceps

    one of my favorite hooded catasetums (i believe many will disagree with me). hahaha
    this is the second and third spike but as this plant gets bigger, the longer the cycle for each PB to mature it takes. since sprouting of the new growth till now is five months, and the pb is still relatively immature, and this species has a long period of dormancy. in my hands, near up to four months! that would give an average of 2 to 3 PB for every two years!! my hair would turn grey when i own a decent clump of this planiceps. hahahaha
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    yeah... i'l probably skip this one, but glad to see it anyway... what an odd looking flower. very unusual, even for this branch of the orchid family i imagine.

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    I am seeing aliens from the Star Wars movie!!

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    i was thinking it looked a bit like baby birds in a nest peeping for food. but i cannot imagine what that does for propagation in the wild. seems like it would just attract unwanted attention. they must start out looking like berries...

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    looks awesome as usual ian. great growing. thanks for sharing

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    Ian i think everyone would agree..as you said and i quote "One of your favorite..." so its just a small part of a whooollleeee favorites of yours...hahahaha

    And we all know, you have a Great Collection of Unusual and Unique orchids Still stash away for your eyes only...hehehe

    And i really admire your Green Thumb for your ability to take care of these kinds of orchids. My Hats off to you Sir Ian.

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    Very well grown ! Love the green colour - still can't bring myself to drool over tHem. sorry Ian.

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    Hm. I'm like cattan disagree with you but this one is so different from your previous post ha.ha good growing Ian.

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    Hey guys beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At least someone out there is taking care and blooming the unusual orchid.

    And sharing some of its unusual beauty with us, and letting us know that there is such a specie.

    Thanks ian. God Bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chingjervis View Post
    Hey guys beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At least someone out there is taking care and blooming the unusual orchid.

    And sharing some of its unusual beauty with us, and letting us know that there is such a specie.

    Thanks ian. God Bless.
    Couldn't agree more. Viva la difference - a very boring world this would be if everything's the same. But I wish people wouldn't fight just because they can't agree on politics, religion, sex etc. Maybe OT members can teach them a thing or two ?

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