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    I'm currently growing aclandiae, bicolor, purpurata, dowiana (aurea), maxima, tenebrosa (rainforest), and violacea (muse).

    If I had to 'hypothetically' choose just one, then it would be tenebrosa (rainforest). On the other hand, if no restrictions are placed, then I would love to just grow them all - all the species, and also all the hybrids!

    I forgot to mention the reason for tenebrosa (rainforest). It has brown/tan colour tepals, with purple/violet lip --- exotic jungle look/features. Aclandiae has jungle appearance as well - with nice spots, which I like very much too. All in all, they're all fantastic. A hypothetical exercise only heheh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simo_Pas View Post
    Cattleya aclandie or Cattleya iricolor (that smells the best " the neighbor flower")
    Oh yes they smell wonderful and intoxicating.

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    C. purpurata v. carnea


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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    C. purpurata v. carnea

    Just WOW.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Very beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    C. purpurata v. carnea
    Is that 'hypothetically' the species you would grow if you were to pick only one Ray? Very nice pic!

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    That was my plant, but is now in the loving hands of another grower. Downsizing from ~750 to ~12 plants was traumatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    That was my plant, but is now in the loving hands of another grower. Downsizing from ~750 to ~12 plants was traumatic.
    Ray, I'm curious...what 12 plants did you keep?

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    Warczatoria Heaven's Bank (I made the cross, so I had to keep one), Pescatorea Sandra's First, Phragmipedium Sorcerer's Apprentice, a few paphs and phals. Since then I have added about a dozen more, paphs, phrags and a couple of phals.

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