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July 18 2012

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Cattleya aclandiae “Língua de Fogo”

(via ORQUÍDEAS: Cattleya aclandiae)

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Cattleya aclandiae “Manolito X Dr Stefanello”

(via ORQUÍDEAS: Cattleya aclandiae)

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Cattleya aclandiae “jaguatirica”

(via ORQUÍDEAS: Cattleya aclandiae)

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June 11 2012

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Common Name The Monkey-Like Dracula

Flower Size 2 x 6” [5 x 15 cm]

A southeastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian species in cloud forests from elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters. A small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptiacl-linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, subpetilate base leaf. Blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a stout, subverrucose, sparsely bracted, horizontal to descending, 4 to 6” [10 t o15 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract and with large flowers resembling a monkey’s face.

Synonyms *Masdevallia simia Luer 1978 

(via Dracula simia - IOSPE PHOTOS)

Reposted bydailysqueekilljilldontmakemeangry

April 27 2012

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Common Name: Laelia Orchid, Cattleya Orchid
Species: Laelia crispa
Family: ORCHIDACEAE

This is an elegant orchid flower with curved white petals and sepals with frilled margins, and an intricately patterned deep royal purple lip. According to Wikipedia, this plant has been reclassified as Cattleya crispa.

(via Plant Photography: Laelia crispa Orchid)

Reposted bysiriusminervalmn
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Brassovola digbyana (= Rhyncholaelia digbyana)

(via Brassavola)

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Bc. Nodata (Cattleya guttata x Brassavola nodosa)

I’m normally a species-only chickie, but I found some awfully sexy hybrids today.

(via Brassavola)

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Bc. Binosa (B. nodosa x C. bicolor)

(via Brassavola)

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Bl. Morning Glory (B. nodosa x L. purpurata)

(via Brassavola)

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BC. Nakornpathome Silver (BC. Binosa X Brassavola nodosa)

(via Brassavola)

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Brassovola digbyana (= Rhyncholaelia digbyana)
The best known species of the genus, grows from southern Mexico to Honduras in light rain forests, rising to a height of 1500m above sea level. Flowers large, greenish-white with a large greenish elegant lip deeply fringed on the edge. Blooms from spring to autumn.

(via Brassavola)

April 19 2012

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Amusing acid-‘shopped Dendrobium from a way spammy site I’ll spare you, Gentle Soup'r.

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Dendrobium spectabile - a Papua/New Guinean/Solomon Islander Latouria whose twisted blooms can last six months.

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