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Lycaste Ultimate Sacrifice - 1st Bloom in 9 Years

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by ABlackOrchid, Dec 23, 2009.

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  1. ABlackOrchid

    ABlackOrchid Member

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    Here's a picture of my Lycaste Ultimate Sacrifice which is blooming for the first time. It is hybrid of Lycaste ciliata and Lycaste Walnut Valley. The flowers are 3" wide. This is one of my registered hybrids. This plant took 9 years from pollination to bloom for the first time!!!!

    This "long-time-to-bloom" is probably one of the reasons you don't see many Lycaste hybrids available in the marketplace.

    Enjoy,
    Allen Black

    To see more of my orchid photos, check-out my web site www.ablackorchid.com
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  2. birdman

    birdman Bite me

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    Really neat! Any fragrance? I give you a lot of credit for sticking with it- After nine years I would've put it in a basket and sent it downstream- Or to Mary Jane.........
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    That is very nice and I applaud your patience, too.

    " After nine years I would've put it in a basket and sent it downstream- Or to Mary Jane......... "


    LOL, thanks a big ole pile, birdman!

    I'll take that B phal of yours when you grow weary of it.
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    That's lovely, Allen!
    I see it got those L. ciliata needles.
    OUCH!
     
  5. ABlackOrchid

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    Karen:

    Yes, it does have needles! Ouch!

    Allen
     
  6. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Very nice! I love the yellows...and congratulations! Did you break out the bubbly?