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Thread: Gct. Barrel of Brandy 'My Dream'

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    Default Gct. Barrel of Brandy 'My Dream'

    Swapped a mate a plant of mine he wanted for this. It is awarded & according to the write up it had one flower. This as you can see will have 2. Another friend says his plant get 13 - 15 flowers per spike. Something to look forward to.....
    Not the best pic but too excited to wait.
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    Man! That is so round! Almost looks like a miltonia. Beautiful!

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    I think I'd need that "Barrel of Brandy" to clear that intense color from my mind!

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    That one is worth some excitement. It looks like you Aussies have not shared this cross with the rest of the world. Selfish b@$+@<)$...

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    It certainly has the Ctt part, what I still call Broughtonia, crossed with cattleya, making cattleytonia, all over it. Maybe the G is from guaranthe ? Which would account for the depth of colour.
    Always great to guess like this, then look it up and find myself a mile out ! But orchidwiz is 5000 (?) miles away, so I can just think what a clever chap I am without risking disillusionment.

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    Looks great, I would be sitting close by with that barrel of brandy enjoying the bloom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    It certainly has the Ctt part, what I still call Broughtonia, crossed with cattleya, making cattleytonia, all over it. Maybe the G is from guaranthe ? Which would account for the depth of colour.
    Always great to guess like this, then look it up and find myself a mile out ! But orchidwiz is 5000 (?) miles away, so I can just think what a clever chap I am without risking disillusionment.
    OrchidWiz would confirm that you are a clever chap:

    Bro. sanguinea 31.3%
    C. intermedia 25%
    C. labiata 18.8%
    C. bicolor 12.5%
    Gur. bowringiana 12.5%

    Along with Gur. bowringiana, C. bicolor also tends to promote color saturation when combined with reds or purples. One or both of those species contribute to 3 out of 4 of the grandparents. The depth of color wasn't by chance.

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    Beautiful!

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    I managed to get a large plant of this earlier in the year. The colour isn't all that good here, it is a deeper. This the pic from awards list.

    Gct. Dash of Brandy 'Gem'
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    Very round and beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    That one is worth some excitement. It looks like you Aussies have not shared this cross with the rest of the world. Selfish b@$+@<)$...
    HAHAHA! I couldn't agree more! But importing would be so $$$$$$$!

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