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Cattleya walkeriana 'Tokutsu' (MC)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Vincent, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. Vincent

    Vincent New Member

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    This is a mericlone of C. walkeriana var. flammea 'Tokutsu' GM/JOGA in its first blooming. The flowers are large and have a heavy substance, but do not have the fantastic flame of the awarded parent.

    A distinctive characteristic of this walkeriana (my mericlone, anyway) is its size. The length and girth of the pseudobulbs and corresponding length and breadth of the leaves exceed the norm for the species. The roots are also especially thick and vigorous. The plant had been in an 8-inch basket, but after replacing the medium two months ago, I couldn’t fit the root system back into it. It’s in a 10-inch basket now.

    If you’d like to see the amazing flower of the original 'Tokutsu' GM/JOGA, here’s a picture:

    http://www.geocities.jp/newsilvertoshi/c.walkeriana.fma.flamea.tokutsu.jpg
    tokutsu2.jpg
     
  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    That is beautiful, to me. Thank you, Vincent.
     
  3. Charles B.

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    Excellent.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    That has great shape and color...thanks for sharing Vincent
     
  5. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Gorgeous! I love the contrasting lip and flares!
     
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    Very cool flower!
     
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    Is it jus me, or does the link picture look unnatural, perhaps even touched up or exposed somehow? I do see the flares in your picture, and think that this is the natural look of the flares. Perhaps, cooler or warmer temps would intensify the flares, or more light too?

    Peter T.
     
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    Yug Orchid Pest

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    Very cool! Love the shape and the flares.
     
  10. Vincent

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    Thanks for the comments - and Peter T, those are excellent observations. A better picture that I had intended to link to is no longer on the internet. In the one above, the color isn't right. It's not that purple. Here are a couple more links below.

    In the second one is an interesting picture of a large plant with two infloresences. The flowers on one are flammeas and those on the other are semi-albas. According to a translation of the text, the flowers without the flares bloomed after the flared ones at a time when temperatures were higher.

    http://www.orchidweb.jp/information/wakayama_orchid_walkerianashow2002/

    http://www1-1.kcn.ne.jp/~widehill/newpage59.htm
     
  11. Mary Jane

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    I don't have but one orchid on a wish list. This one will be my second. I really like yours, Vincent.
     
  12. Ron-NY

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    very nice Vincent!
     
  13. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Very nice and thank you for sharing.