A catasetum (I think)

xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)September 30, 2009

Got this healthy plant from Carol last fall/winter. It's the only catasetum I've owned that hasn't rotted, so I'm very surprised. During winter storage, I taped the tags to the bulbs, but found that they didn't stick very well to the dried husks. I ingeniously (or so I thought at the time) numbered each bulb with a sharpie, and then numbered the tags. Obviously I have now misplaced the tags, and so all I know is that this plant is "number 2"

I'm hoping that Carol/anyone can see this and provide an ID.

The smell is strange, kind of like plastic and fresh cut grass. The flowers are very weird looking

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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

Calvin, Is this serendipitous or what? :)

Not looking on the gallery/forum for 2-3 months, logging in last night and found your Catasetum is progressing. I was hoping it was one I sent you!

Today, while looking at my records to find out the ID for this one, I also find the orchids were sent to you on September 30, 2008...exactly one year ago!

Enough rambling..it is Catasetum Red Dragon. Great Growing!


    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 2:47PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Indeed great growing and the name suits the flower.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2009 at 2:38AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks, Arthur! Carol what an amazing set of coincidences - that is certainly auspicious! Thanks for the ID. We're looking forward to your photos here in the gallery! :-)

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 1:01AM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Very unique. Great closeup shot!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 8:34PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks Serena - now that it's fully open, I kinda understand the name behind this one:

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 3:34PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

yeah, it does have that red dragon drama going on, Calvin! cool!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 6:55PM
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