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Catasetum albovirens

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    Default Catasetum albovirens

    got this as a single bulb, rather small bulb actually for a species that is know for being capable of growing to a fairly huge specimen.

    the name albovirens is derived from the Latin word albus meaning white and virens (green). i had seen a alba variety of this species, very nice to my liking and hopefully to land one in my collection one day,

    the flower is rather small actually, less than an inch, slight fragrance noted,
    the lateral labellum is serrated and the tip of the labellum is recurvated, characteristic of the spike is arching. the labellum is hood shape and like most of the hooded catsetums, this one too have yellow callus like structure underneath the hood.
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    Interesting. Is that in full bloom already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    Interesting. Is that in full bloom already?
    the lateral sepals should spread slightly more, i remember seeing some posted with the lateral sepals arching backwards like the fimbriatum in full bloom.

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    Looks very nice. always look fwd to your posts.

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    Very odd female flower.

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    Beautiful, look forward to more pictures if it opens more.

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    This is really cool Ian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    Beautiful, look forward to more pictures if it opens more.
    there you go Jack


    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Very odd female flower.
    En Zainal, this is a male flower. there is a beak anther, sharp and narrow pointy beak.


    thanks for looking.
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