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Catasetum denticulatum ('SVOII' AM/AOS x 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A compact Catasetum species. First bloom seedling I got a year ago. 11 flowers, slightly over 1½" wide each. The reason for the species name should be pretty obvious if you look at the edges of the lip.

    I get edema on the leaves of Catasetinae I grow potted. More so on Cynoches than Catasetum. I don't get edema on the leaves of a Clowesia rosea and Galeandra batemanii I grow mounted. Supposedly watering early in the morning helps prevent it, but I've never noticed that it makes any difference. Anyhow, it's purely cosmetic, and the leaves are going to drop off by winter anyway.

    Standard Catasetum culture. Bright light, intermediate to warm. Plenty of water and fertilizer, while actively growing. No water at all during dormancy.

    Catasetum denticulatum.jpg Catasetum denticulatum inflorescence.jpg Catasetum denticulatum closeup.jpg Catasetum denticulatum lip closep.jpg
     
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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Amazing lip!
     
  4. slippersnpitchers

    slippersnpitchers New Member

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    Beautiful! Do you let it dry before watering, or keep it evenly moist? I have this same plant with a spike on it, but probably a month or 2 from blooming. Very happy to see this! Thanks for posting!
     
  5. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It's probably never entirely dry during the growing season. Same treatment as other Catasetinae.