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Old 10-15-2009, 03:06 PM
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Catasetum kleberianum is a rare Brazilian species which was described by Pedro Ivo Soares Braga in 1994. It was named in honor of Kleber G. de Lacerda Jr., who discovered the species. It is distributed in Amazonas State of Brazil in municipality of Borba.
Plant which I luckily could buy from Brazil for two years ago is flowering now for the very first time.






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Old 10-15-2009, 03:38 PM
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Well Gena now you impress me with this rare plant. What a coincidence, today at lunch time I was looking to this page : Untitled Document and there is one picture of the Catasetum kleberianum. I said to myself what a nice plant, that is something I should have in my collection. I could not imagine you will show it in this thread. I really like the waxy thick yellow lip. What about geographic distribution in Brazil ???, and it is fragant ??, do you know something about it. Congratulations and thanks for sharing such a piece of art.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:48 PM
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You know, normally, I am not a jealous person, but your plants and photos definitely affect my disposition.

Beautiful plant, Gena! Congratulations!
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:00 PM
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Bruno,
Olga,
Thank you so very much!

Bruno, it was quite good information about Catasetum kleberianum at www.orkideas.com.br .... I don't know what happened now, but I can't open that site any more .... weird ….
Oh, sorry ... I forgot to say about fragrance .... actually, Bruno, I don't know yet .... I came back from a Congress in Spain yesterday evening and today came home quite late from my job .... fragrance of Catasetums is strongest before noon , so .... I promise, I will smell it during weekend!

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Another great one Gena! This is another one I've never heard of or seen. You sure do have an amazing Catasetinae collection!!
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You have wonderful Catasetums, Gena. This is another beautifully grown one and great photography too. Congratulations!

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Steve,
Shirley,
Thank you very much!

BTW, I did change the pictures just to show you very unusual “thing”. Take a look at first picture. Do you see something abnormal there? I’ve never seen it before during all this years.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:07 AM
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do you know something about it.
Bruno, I do have information about this species from Arthur W. Holst. Do you have his book ”The World of Catasetums”?
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Totally awesome as usual, Gena!

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Old 10-17-2009, 01:45 PM
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Very nice Gena.

Yes. That is very unusual. It does not happen very often, but I have seen it a number of occasions on different genera of orchids. You have 4 flowers emerging from a single node on the flower spike rather than one per node.

Usually it happens on the terminal point of the spike and usually the flowers are truncated because they are squeezed together. Yours are well presented because they are separated from each other.

There may be different reasons for this happening, but, basically, I think it is an interruption in the terminal portion of the flower spike ... it stops extending, the nodes are compressed and several flowers emerge. Many times, multiple flowers form a distorted rosette rather than separate flowers like yours.

Sometimes excessive fertilizer at the wrong time can trigger the rosettes. Or with plants that are very sensitive to the flowering stimuli, major changes in watering, light or temps might do it.

In your case, who knows what caused it. Regardless, even with the unusual bloom with multiple flowers from the single terminal node, your flowers are very beautiful.

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