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I have a confession

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Chris, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I am addicted to Cattleya species. Like MrBreeze to Angs addicted. To the flowers, the history, the pedigree. Moving to Texas put me into remission for a while, but I'm losing control again.

    There, that feels better.
     
  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    What'd you get?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm told that confession is good for the soul. I say shopping is more satisying.
     
  4. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    I with you on this one Marni.
     
  5. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Nothing yet. As soon as I move I will probably empty my bank account on Francisco Miranda's Cattleya eldorado seedlings. I saw some of his parents in bloom this spring, and they are my new fascination.
     
  6. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "I will probably empty my bank account"

    How much is a lobotomy? Might be cheaper.
     
  7. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    You overestimate my savings.
     
  8. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    "Like MrBreeze to Angs addicted."

    Grammar concerns aside, surely you jest!

    You got a long way to go, pal. Plus, Cattleya is a genus whereas Angraecoids are a tribe so....not a valid comparison. If you REALLY want to compare your twisted obsession to my divine calling, please compare it to only one genus such as Aerangis or Angraecum or even Jumellea. You might be able to out-obsess me on one genus but you'll never catch up on total numbers. How many species Catts are there anyway? Like 60? Puh-leeze. :D

    But i do admire the zeal and elan with which you try to be like me. :clap:
     
  9. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Don't flatter yourself. I meant it in the sick and twisted context.
     
  10. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    LOL! We want a list, when you break down!
     
  11. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    It's a slippery slope

    Cattleya nobilior v. tipo 'Canaima's Tamara' AM/AOS (original division)
    Cattleya nobilior v. tipo 'D. Rafael Wenzel' SM/JGP x self 4N (seedling)
    Cattleya nobilior v. caerulea 'Francisco' x '#1' (NBS)
    Cattleya nobilior v. tipo 'Saturn' (sibling of 'Canaima's Tamara' AM/AOS, Division).
    Cattleya nobilior v. amaliae (seedling #1 from outcross, NBS)
    Cattleya nobilior v. amaliae (seedling #2 from outcross, NBS)
    Cattleya nobilior v. tipo 'D. Rafael Wenzel' SM/JGP x 'Luciana' (outcross, seedling)
    Cattleya nobilior v. caerulea 'Kassandra' ('Francisco' x '#1')
    Cattleya nobilior v. caerulea '1' x '4' (3" seedling from Antonio Schmidt breeding).
    Cattleya walkeriana v. caerulea 'Dona Yolanda' x v. caerulea (NBS)
    Cattleya violacea 'Muse' FCC/AOS (2" mericlone)
    Cattleya violacea 'Canaima's Pechi' AM/SVCN x 'Muse' FCC/AOS
     
  12. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    1) Jumellea arachnanthe, from Stacy, 8/07
    2) Jumellea arachnanthe, trade with forum member, 2008
    3) Jumellea arborescens, Hoosiers 4/8/2008
    4) Jumellea confusa, dead. New from Mel Ecker June 2008
    5) Jumellea comorense
    6) Jumellea densifoliata, Andy’s SWORGA, 5/08
    7) Jumellea fragrans
    8) Jumellea gracilipes, Malala
    9) Jumellea henryi, Malala
    10) Jumellea major, Malala
    11) Jumellea maxillairoides, Hoosiers 4/8/2008
    12) Jumellea maxillaairoides, Mel Ecker, june/2008
    13) Jumellea rigida, Malala
    14) Jumellea (angustifolia x arachnanthe), Hoosiers 4/8/2008

    I've fallen (on the slippery slope), and can't get up!
    :D
     
  13. DukeBoxer

    DukeBoxer Active Member

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    You goin back to FLA?
     
  14. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    ha
    you two are silly....

    i've recently become obsessed with lava lites
    i'm up to at least ten or twelve i think
     
  15. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Unlikely in the near future. Never know though.
     
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    95% of my collection is Catasetinae.

    Does that count as obsessed?