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Bob_B

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Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« on: March 14, 2017, 12:50:41 PM »

We're in the midst of a late winter snow storm, the perfect time to show off an orchid. This one is a Brazilian species, Cattleya aclandiae. Besides the beautiful colors, these flowers produce an aroma that can best be described as reminiscent of a middle east spice bazaar. This is the first bloom for this plant, so it's a bit smaller than what I'd expect from this species being ca. 2.5 inches across. Another flower spike is on the way, so that flower may be larger.

I hope you enjoy this photo, and please feel free to leave your comments.

Thanks for viewing,

Bob
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Re: Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:08:31 PM »

Nice shot, Bob.

You didn't find that in my yard today! Our hired snow shoveller just left. There's about a foot and a half of heavy, wet snow, and it is now gradually chnaging to rain, so it won't even be good for photographs.
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Re: Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 07:34:10 PM »

Thanks Eric. (We received around 5 inches of very wet snow that is now turning to 5 inches of rock-solid ice.)
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Re: Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 10:47:06 AM »

Beautiful colors! The shape of the "leopard" colors petals looks like fingers that try to grab the pink colored part of the orchid.
Superbly done!
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Re: Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 12:21:08 PM »

Really nice contrast between the camo and the colour.

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Re: Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 01:00:04 PM »

Lovely

Jay
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Re: Orchid Cattleya aclandiae
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 07:15:01 PM »

Thank you Scott and Jay.  :D
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