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Cattleya luteola

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mary Jane, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I bought this a couple of years ago from Little Frog Farms.

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  2. Brant

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    how cute , i like the colors, does the lip unfurl more ?
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    First time it's bloomed since I've owned it so I have no idea. I hope not, I like the tube look on this. It opened over the weekend.
    What I don't understand is this; the flower on the left looks what I would call normal while the other has a little hat on the top of the lip. That one is also a lot bigger then the 'normal' one.
     
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    Clark Gator Member

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    Love the colors, good growing MJ.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice one, MJ.
     
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    one is circumcised and well, one is NOT ...
     
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    I like the color of yours better than the one I have. How do you find the fragrance?
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Thanks for the nice comments.

    Alexis, the fragrance has me stymied. Not sure if it's what I would call nice but it's not offensive. This morning I did detect what I thought was a plastic-cucumber-y smell.

    How does it smell to you?
     
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    MJ, this is a nice clone! Well bloomed.

    I think they smell like vinyl.
     
  10. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Nice MJ! I believe the one on the right has the column outide if the lip instead of inside. Mine used to do that once in awhile too. I agree with Chris on the vinyl scent....warm vinyl.
     
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    My Catt luteola just bloomed, no hats, but the lips did stay tubular. The fragrance on mine is really nice - sort of a woody-spicy scent that smells like some commercial perfume whose name I can't recall. (When I'm at the airport and bored, I go in the duty-free shop and smell all the perfumes). Seems like the luteola fragrance varies a lot from one cultivar to another, and even varies according to the time of day, with the nice fragrance in the morning and the "vinyl" fragrance in the afternoon.
     
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    Bingo. Warmish vinyl. That is it. With a little cucumber thrown in for good measure.
    And thank you, Wendy. I bet that is what it is. I don't bloom enough stuff to know all that orchidy info. :D Thanks.
    And again, thanks for all of your nice comments. I like this plant. I wonder if Rob is still in business? I've not seen him anywhere for a very long time.
     
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    I don't think luteolas smell good, but I am strangely drawn to the fragrance nonetheless. Vinyl is a good description.
     
  14. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Nice one, MJ!
     
  15. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Someones been sniffen seats.
     
  16. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Neat, Mary Jane! Just lift up those thingies and put them over the top of the column. Simple. You're welcome.
     
  17. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Nice one MJ! This species is what I am painting at the moment!:D
     
  18. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    That's nice!
     
  19. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    I like it too!
     
  20. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    thats purty.