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Catasetum Splendens

This is a discussion on Catasetum Splendens within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This little guy just opened up the other day. Quite the oddity!...

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    Default Catasetum Splendens

    This little guy just opened up the other day. Quite the oddity!
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    Man, Aaron, that is cool and indeed very odd. I like it!

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    Very different! And that first pic gives me vertigo! Or is it the scotch...

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    those are the male flowers

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    I really like those flowers. Since they are the male ones - very handsome.

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    Default Catasetum splendens

    I have a plant, also Catasetum splendens, and its flowers are somewhat different. In researching this plant, I found a Ctsm. Splendens (hybrid) as well as Ctsm splendens (species). Which is yours? Which is mine? No clue!
    Few enough people seem to grow these that it will be tough to find a third blooming plant for comparison. A photo of my flowers is attached.
    Also male. When the buds opened, a made a mad dash for my camera, and by the time I got back outside, some randy insect had triggered every one of the pollinia. Dead sexy, these flowers!
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    Cool blooms guys!

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    Holy cow, these are wild!! Never seen anything like it! Thanks so much for sharing!! Are these outdoor orchids?

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    thenance,
    I just found this thread, and wanted to tell you that your second picture [the solo flower] is Catasetum maculatum. According to the RHS, Catasetum Splendens [the hybrid] is Ctsm. macrocarpum x Ctsm. imperiale. Some taxonomists consider Ctsm. imperiale to be a synonym for Ctsm. pileatum. I have a plant labeled Ctsm. pileatum var imperiale, [it has pileatum shaped flowers that are RED], and when it blooms again, I'll try to post a photo.
    Regards, Scotty.

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