Catasetum Dapper Dots

 

Catasetum sanguineum

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Catasetum pileatum var. aureum

 

 

 

Catasetum callosum

 

Common Name: The Callused Catasetum

Flower Size: 2" [5 cm]

A medium sized, hot growing Colombian and Venezuelan epiphytic species occurring at elevations around 346 meters on bushes in dry open forests with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leaf sheaths and carrying 5, linear-lanceolate, medium green, plicate leaves and blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, arching, 12" [30 cm] long, several [10 to 15] flowered, racemose inflorescence with fragrant, inverted flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb.

 

This species requires a dry, fertilizerless rest in the winter.

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Mormodia Painted Desert

 

Mormodia Painted Desert is an orchid hybrid originated by JEM in 1996. It is a cross of Clowesia Rebecca Northen  x  Mormodes sinuata.  A compact growing catasetinae, very nice fragrance and each bulb can produce several spikes.  They have fantastic, twisted flowers that are really different, with bizarre bold colors and spicy fragrances that signal the end of the Catasetinae blooming season.   It's got sinuata's color and markings and a bit of shape and frilly lip from Rebecca.

 

Left Photo: Mormodia Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS

(photo credit: Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids)

 

Catasetum saccatum 'Dark Warrior'

 

Follow this link for basic information on the Catasetum saccatum

 

Since 2010 (est.) I have been trying to develop this species, but the plants appear to rarely produce female flowers. The first time they flowered female, no pollen had been saved, but the next time females were produced, I was ready. Ctsm. saccatum is one of my favorites. It has long pendulous inflorescences that usually are 2’ long however and can reach 3’ under ideal conditions. Flower count is also surprisingly high; typically there are 20 to 25 flowers to a stem, but the cultivar ‘SVO’ can bloom with as many as 40 flowers! They also flower 2-3 times a year and large robust plants have been known to bloom 5-6 times a season. It is a great species, which is easy to grow and rewards you handsomely with lots of flowers. To the right is the resulting bloom. SVO 5675

 

Description and photo courtesy Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids

 

 

 

  

Catasetinae General Observations and Discussions Featured

Catasetinae General Observations and Discussions

 

A collection of notes based on my experience of growing various Catasetinaes.

 

Catasetum Mark Dimmit

(Catasetum Donna Wise × Catasetum Orchidglade)

 

Catasetum Mark Dimmitt is an orchid hybrid originated by Mark Dimmitt in 2005. It is a cross of Catasetum Donna Wise x Catasetum Orchidglade.  Catasetum Mark Dimmit has a solid deep burgundy red flower color and full Catasetum pileatum shaped lip.

 

 

Photo Right:  (Catasetum Donna Wise  x  Orchidglade), courtesy Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids 

 

Fredclarkeara After Midnight

(Fredclarkeara After Dark  x  Catasetum Mark Dimmit)

 

(Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO’ FCC/AOS x Catasetum Mark Dimmitt ‘Ed Wise’)

(Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO’ FCC/AOS x Catasetum Mark Dimmitt ‘Ed Wise’)  Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO’ (Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise) is a spectacular spotted flower of superb shape, presentation and size. By crossing it with Catasetum Mark Dimmitt (Catasetum Donna Wise x Catasetum Orchidglade) with its extra dose of Catasetum pileatum and Catasetum expansum in its back ground should allow for improved flower size and lip shape. It is hard to improve on the world famous Fredclarkeara After Dark, but this may do it…. .  (SVO 2017)

 

(Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ x Catasetum Mark Dimmitt ‘Ed Wise’) 

Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ (Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise) is the most fertile of the Fredclarkeara After Darks, it is always holding pods, thus never awarded. The flowers are heavily blotched dark burgundy, have superb shape, excellent presentation and size. Catasetum Mark Dimmitt (Catasetum Donna Wise x Catasetum Orchidglade) with its extra dose of Catasetum pileatum and Catasetum expansum should allow for better lip size and shape. Flowers were 25% larger with an improved lip shape that was black in color.  (SVO 2025)

Photo Credit:  Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids

(Descriptions courtesy of Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids)

 

Catasetum Penang

Catasetum Susan Fuchs × Catasetum pileatumt

 

Catasetum Penang is an orchid hybrid originated by Ooi Leng Sun in 1989. It is a cross of Catasetum Susan Fuchs x Catasetum pileatum.

 

species composition:

Catasetum pileatum (63%) + Catasetum expansum (38%)

 

Searching my usual sources, as of yet have not been able to find any history of awards for this particular hybrid. This is interesting for a hybrid that has been used as a parent in 19 hybrids and counting.

 

 

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