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Brassavola cucullata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by EdM, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. EdM

    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    Brassavola cucullata is a great little plant native to southern Mexico, most of Central America, and well into northern South America. The semi-pendant plants produce very thin terete leaves, and semi-pendant flowers which are about seven inches across, with a wonderful, jasmine-like, night fragrance. The middle lobe of the lip is nearly as long as the petals and sepals.

    My plant is growing in a wooden basket with very little media, at a 45 degree angle. There is also a small amount of Spanish Moss (a northAmerican bromeliad) growing amongst the roots.

    In strong light the flower buds are colored with magenta and then tinged with orangey-green after opening.
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    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous, Ed!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice. I need to get one of these.
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Little plant? It will get big in few years. Mine has 80+ growths on it and it is a space hog.

    Nice clone, Ed.
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Wow! I didn't think I needed one of these, but I might have to rethink that.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    That's a beaut. Lovely photos, too.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice.
     
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    Stunning! My plant has started to bloom, too!
     
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    nice