Cattleya forbesii

xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)September 12, 2009

Received in a trade from Raphael (thnx!!)

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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

What a beautiful bloom! So glossy and that lip is totally stunning. Wow, I really need one of these!

Sheila :)

    Bookmark   September 12, 2009 at 5:12PM
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quinnfyre(z7 PA)

Ooh, I like that one. It's an interesting greenish color. Does it smell nice?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2009 at 8:17PM
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jank(US10)

What an elegant bloom!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2009 at 9:13PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks guys! No scent, unfortunately. Jank - I agree that's an apt description. I like the subtle earth tones a lot.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2009 at 9:16PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

I'm a huge fan of the understated and this is just perfect. Love it!

Kevin

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 3:18PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Kevin I agree. I can now add a very nice faint fragrance when it's sunny. This is a keeper for sure

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 3:26PM
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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

Raphael sent you a gorgeous forbesii!

Carol

    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 10:44PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

This one of my favorite Catt species. I think I like it all the more for being quite un-Cattleya-like. The colors are very Coelogyne, don't you think?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 10:57PM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

That lip is to die for...I like ths colors too!~Charm...good trade!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 3:49AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks - I completely agree with the coelogyne-like colors....I was thinking exactly the same thing when it bloomed. It's perfect because I can't get any coelogynes to grow well for me and I love them

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 10:34AM
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