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Cattleya aclandiae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, May 3, 2017.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is C. aclandiae coerulea 'Blue Sky' HCC/AOS x C. aclandiae 'Gulfglade' AM/AOS. I acquired it in a trade and this is the first flowering under my care. I really like it.

    I couldn't get the lip color corrected. It is more purple than pink but it washed out in the bright light. The tepal colors are very close. It has a wonderful fragrance.

    I didn't take a plant shot but it is a miniature bifoliate. The longest growth on mine is 4 inches with a 3 inch leaf.

    Cattleya aclandiae coerulea-900.jpg Cattleya aclandiae coerulea lip-900.jpg
     
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  2. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    Nice one Kelly!!!
    I love the color!!!
     
  3. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done and very beautiful!
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Nice, are you growing it mounted?
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks. Yes, it is mounted on cork bark so it gets daily summer water.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    One of my very favorite Cattleya species. I miss the fragrance.
     
  7. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly - Really like this plant but mine just went to Orchid heaven. Will try again. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Beautiful, Kelly! Great species.
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nat, this is the one from you. It is growing very well and currently has 3 flowers open. I think everything from that trade is doing well but not necessarily blooming yet. The blueberry (Sphyrosperma?) has lots of flowers and little berries and the Hoya is very nice. Thanks. I hope the ones you got from me are doing OK.