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Sunset Valley Orchids 2015 Catasetinae Plant Offering

This offering is really amazing.  It is by far the most comprehensive list of high-quality species and hybrids available for sale in the Catasetinae alliance.  It has taken many years to collect, select, and develop these breeding lines.  The focus this year has been in 5 areas:  Cycnoches, Mini-Catasetums, Species, Mormodias, and of course new styles of Fredclarkearas.  The excellence of the breeding stock is without compare, and these plants will set the new standard for flower quality, vigor, awards, and your enjoyment.

Summer 2015 Catasetinae Listing

 

JH 12  NEW
(Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Samantha' AM/AOS x Ctsm. saccatum 'Samantha' HCC/AOS)
This is a hybrid made by Jordan Hawley an accomplished orchid grower and Catasetinae fanatic.  These will produce long spikes of 20-25 flowers in rich burgundy colors, flat and frilled lips in contrasting colors.
3” pots $18

JH13 NEW
(Ctsm. expansum 'Myra' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. osculatum 'Clara')
This is also a Jordan Hawley cross.  The expansum has an excellent color of golden  yellow and it’s boldly spotted deep  burgundy.  The osculatum is a yellow flower with a red rimmed saccate lip.  The red rimed lip looks like red lips, from the latin ‘osculate’ indicates kissing.
3” pots $18

SVO 5681
Cl. Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Morm. revolutum 'SVO Yellow'

Grace Dunn is (Cl. warczewitzii x Cl. rosea) and produces 15 or more pink and green flowers with cute frilly lips on 3-4 pendulous inflorescences from leafless bulbs in mid winter.  Morm. revolutum ‘SVO Yellow’ has a large, bright yellow flower and will dominate for flower color as Mormodes do.  These will begin to flower at a young age, generally in 3” pots. When mature, the bulbs will produce 3-4 pendulous inflorescences in colors ranging from yellow to gold, and a few may have red spots.  All Mormodias (Clowesia x Mormodes) make excellent specimen plants, as they flower profusely when mature. 
3” pots $18

SVO 5688
Cl. Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Morm. Nitty-Gritty 'Red & Gold' 

Grace Dunn is (Cl. warczewitzii x Cl. rosea) and bears 15 or more pink and green flowers with cute frilly lips on 3-4 pendulous inflorescences from leafless bulbs in mid winter.  Morm. Nitty-Gritty (Morm. Exotic Treat x Morm. rolfeana) has large gold-colored flowers with red spotting.  This grex will flower late in the year and have flowers in colors ranging from yellow to gold, many spotted red as influenced by the Mormodes parent.  These will also begin to flower at a young age, generally in 3” pots. When mature, they will be spectacular! All Mormodia’s (Clowesia x Mormodes) make excellent specimen plants, as they flower profusely with many pendulous inflorescences when mature.
3” pots $18

SVO 5944
Ctsm. Extravaganza

Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'SVO' x Ctsm. Karen Armstrong 'SVO'

This is the first of the new mini-Catasetums crossed back onto standard-type plants.  We know the color will be intensified, but how will flower and plant size be influenced?  I expect a significant increase in flower size with only a modest increase in plant size.  Flowers will have a yellow base color with burgundy spotting; many will be solid dark burgundy... This is a cutting-edge hybrid at the forefront of mini-Catasetum breeding. This is the first plant to flower, super flat lip and excellent color, these are going to be good!
3” pots $18

SVO 5968
Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Amber' AM/AOS x Ctsm. pileatum 'SVO Blood Red'

The Ctsm. Donna Wise (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) is a reliable breeder, producing many exceptional offspring as it imparts flower size, rich color and a free flowering habit.  The addition of the genes from Ctsm. pileatum v. imperiale ‘SVO Blood Red,’ with its 9-14 solid red flowers, huge lip and free blooming habit, should produce excellent offspring.  These flowers will be solid red-burgundy, have flat lips in colors from yellow to red and be produced several times per season.  An excellent Catasetum cross.
3”pots $18

SVO 5971
Ctsm.  tenebrosum 'Ed #2' AM/AOS x Ctsm. tenebrosum 'Ed Wise'

This a cross between my two best Ctsm. tenebrosum, which are the best I've seen.  An early bloomer, this species is the first of the genus to flower each year.  Both parents bloom reliably, with great form and color.  Ctsm. tenebrosum ‘Ed #2’ is the parent of Ctsm. Donna Wise, which is the parent of Fdk. After Dark.  I've often thought that ‘Ed #2’ might have been the parent that made all the difference in Fdk. After Dark.  This is superior breeding of a very desirable species.
3” pots $18

SVO 5974
Ctsm. Susan Fuchs (Ctsm. expansum 'Fantastic Spots' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Jack of Diamonds' AM/AOS)

Susan Fuchs ‘Burgundy Chips’ has been an important breeder for SVO, so why not remake the grex to obtain other flower color variations?  ‘Fantastic Spots’ has just that: fantastic spots plus a flat lip and wide petals.  ‘Jack of Diamonds’ is a near solid red, a great grower and produces 13-15 flowers per inflorescence.  This is the first time since the original cross was made that the very special Susan Fuchs has been offered.  This picture is Ctsm. Susan Fuchs ‘Burgundy Chips’
3” pots 18

SVO 5978
Ctsm. Ten Dragons 'SVO' x Ctsm. Ten Dragons 'Wicked'

Ten Dragons (Ctsm. Dragon's Teeth x Ctsm. tenebrosum) produces long inflorescences with as many as 25 flowers each!  Yes, 25 flowers, from the influence of Ctsm. saccatum in the breeding of Dragon’s Teeth.  Flowers are dark burgundy with a darker glossy lip.  These are free flowering plants that bloom 2-3 times a season.  The cultivars ‘SVO and ‘Wicked’ are both excellent.
3” pots $18

SVO 5981
Ctsm. Dark Odyssey
Ctsm. Karen Armstrong 'Dark Darling'
x Ctsm. (John C. Burchett x Orchidglade) 'SVO Magnificent Burgundy'

This is a new mini-Catasetum crossed with a standard.  Both parents have deep, dark burgundy flowers.  ‘SVO Magnificent Beauty’ is a large flower with amazing color that will complement the qualities of the ‘Dark Darling.’  I am expecting great things from this cross: big, dark burgundy flowers, full shape and 2-3 bloomings a year.  A very promising hybrid! I saw one bloom in the propagation cell tray with an amazing dark burgundy color and large flat lip.  Don’t miss out on this one.  Here is a picture of one that just flowered Pic 1 This is the second to flower Pic 2 and take a look at this one the third to flower Pic 3
3” pots $20

SVO 5982 NEW
Ctsm. Extravaganza

Ctsm. Karen Armstrong 'Dark Darling'
x Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Simply Fantastic'

This is a new mini-Catasetum crossed with a standard.  ‘Dark Darling' has a very dark burgundy flower, and 'Simply Fantastic' has superb flower quality, high flower count, huge lips and blooms 4-5 times a year.  Yes, that's right, 4-5 times!  These will have dark burgundy flowers, full shape and should bloom 3-4 times a year.  What more can you ask for?  How about contrasting yellow spotted lips - I expect some will have these as well!  I also made a reciprocal cross with slightly different parents.  See SVO 5996. Check this out!... here is a picture of the one of the first to bloom, it's 3" across!
3” pots $18

SVO 5984
Ctsm. tenebrosum 'Ed #2' AM/AOS x Ctsm. Chuck Taylor 'Sun Spot'

This tenebrosum 'Ed #2’ is the plant that sired a whole series of crosses, culminating in Fdk. After Dark.  It is a great grower and has excellent flower quality.  The mini-Catasetum, Chuck Taylor (Ctsm. Portagee Star x Ctsm. denticulatum) ‘Sun Spot,’ has a deep red flower with a bright yellow spot in the lip.  We are breeding for dark burgundy flowers with contrasting yellow lips - a very eye-catching color combination.  This hybrid is also going to be very free-flowering, with plants blooming in early spring, summer and again in the fall.
3”pots $18

SVO 5986 NEW
Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Simply Fantastic' x Ctsm. denticulatum 'SVO II' AM/AOS

Building on the successes of crosses like Ctsm. Karen Armstrong and Ctsm.  Melana Davison, this is the next in mini-Catasetums.  Here we are combining denticulatum with 'Simply Fantastic' and its superb flower quality, high flower count, huge lips and ability to bloom 4-5 times a year.  Not a typo - it's really that prolific.  This should be a superb cross!
3”pots $18

SVO 5987 NEW
Ctsm. Bela Vista's Sangria 'Jamie's Purple Passion' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. fimbriatum v. morrenianum 'SVO'

Bela Vista’s Sangria has beautiful dark purple flowers, great shape and flowers 2 times a season with 12-15 large blossoms.  The influence of Ctsm. fimbriatum v. morrenianum has been described elsewhere (SVO 5953, 5980).  How about deep dark purple flowers with frilly lips?  Get your attention?
3”pots $18

SVO5988
Ctsm. Dreamboat
Ctsm. Penang 'Sweetheart' x Ctsm. Chuck Taylor 'Sun Spot'

Penang (Ctsm. Susan Fuchs x Ctsm. pileatum) bred the very successful mini-Catasetum Ctsm. Melana Davison.  Since Penang was such a successful parent, it stands to reason that crossing it with Chuck Taylor will also give excellent results.  I have seen Penang flower with more than 20 large red flowers.  I am expecting larger flower size with only a modest increase in plant size.  Deep red flowers with wide full lips and blooming 2-3 times a season.  This is a very robust growing cross, the plants are exhibiting superior vigor.  The first to bloom have big 2.5" flowers and the plants are small.Check out these flowers, Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3
3”pots $18

SVO 5989
Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Karen Armstrong 'Golden Fire'

Portagee Star (Ctsm. pileatum x Ctsm. Black Knight) bred the successful mini-Catasetum Ctsm. Chuck Taylor.  Portagee Star has a beautiful yellow flower with a bit of red on the lip, excellent shape and flowers 2-3 times a season.  By breeding it onto ‘Golden Fire,’ a bright yellow flower covered with fine red spotting, I am expecting most of the offspring to have yellow flowers and varying degrees of red spotting with larger lip size.  These will produce larger flowers than the mini’s but only a modest increase in plant size. Great colors on this first to bloom plant Picture

3” pots $18

SVO 5990
Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. denticulatum 'SVO II' AM/AOS

Mini-Catasetums are all the rage in the USA.  This one will combine the dark colors from the   Donna Wise (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) with denticulatum, which  has proven itself to be a good breeder that passes along color, flower shape, diminutive plant size and free flowering qualities. This is a new mini-Catasetum that will have dark flowers and contrasting lighter lips.  I expect them to be very floriferous, blooming 2-4 times a season.
3”pots $18

SVO 5991
Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. (John C. Burchett x Orchidglade) 'SVO Magnificent Burgundy'

Breeding for exceptionally large, dark burgundy flowers with big, full lips.  This is one of the most advanced Ctsm. pileatum hybrids today.  I can’t say enough good things about the high potential for this cross.
3”pots $18

SVO 5992
Ctsm. Brent's Black Hawk (Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. tenebrosum 'Ed #2' AM/AOS)

These will produce lots of dark chocolate/maroon flowers with bright green lips on long arching stems.  Some flowers may be almost black, which should be very striking with their contrasting green lips.  A very vigorous hybrid that will flower in early spring, summer and fall.
3”pots $18

SVO 5994
Ctsm. Bela Vista's Sangria 'Jamie's Purple Passion' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Chuck Taylor 'Sun Spot'

Ctsm. Bela Vista’s Sangria (Ctsm. appendiculatum x Ctsm. pileatum) made the mini-Catasetum Ctsm. Alexa.  This cross was so successful, that I decided to cross Bela Vista's Sangria with Chuck Taylor, another excellent mini-Catasetum.  Bela Vista’s Sangria produces beautiful dark purple flowers with great shape and flowers twice a season with 12-15 large blossoms.  I am expecting larger flower size with only a modest increase in plant size.  These will bloom with deep red-purple flowers, many having lips with a bright yellow spot. Very nice first bloom seedling, check out  the Picture   First bloom has 12 flowers!

3”pots $18

SVO 5996 NEW
Ctsm. Extravaganza

Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Simply Fantastic' x Ctsm. Karen Armstrong 'SVO'

Louise Clarke (Ctsm. Donna Wise x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) has received 8 AOS awards!  It is a very special Catasetum that flowers 4-5 times a year and carries super-sized flowers, setting a new standard of quality.  The Karen Armstrong is the best I have seen, combining superior shape and color with high flowering frequency.  Crossing this excellent mini-Catasetum with ‘Simply Fantastic’ will make for an ideal pairing.  I also made a reciprocal cross with slightly different parents.  See SVO 5982.
3” pots $18

SVO 5998
Ctsm. Dark Tale
Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Amber' AM/AOS x Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Simply Fantastic'

‘Amber’ has excellent flower shape and an even, dark chocolate/maroon color.  One of the
best Donnas I've seen.  The Louise Clarke has superb flower quality, high flower count, huge lips and blooms 4-5 times a year.  I'm not kidding - it really does!  Here we're expecting dark burgundy flowers with a bit of bright yellow on the lip, full shape, and the potential to bloom 3-4 times a year.  Some of the most modern Ctsm. pileatum breeding
3”pots $18

SVO 5999
Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Dragon's Teeth 'SVO' AM/AOS

Looking for high flower count from the Ctsm. saccatum in the breeding of Dragon’s Teeth (Ctsm. fimbriatum x Ctsm. saccatum) and dark color from the Ctsm. tenebrosum in the breeding of Donna Wise (Ctsm. tenebrosum x Ctsm. Orchidglade).  This grex will produce long arching inflorescences with many dark burgundy flowers with green lips spotted burgundy.  Plants should flower early, mid and late season.
3”pots $18

SVO 6000
Ctsm. Louise Clarke (Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs 'Burgundy Chips' FCC/AOS)

To date, this grex has received 8 AOS awards, and you can see by reading this year’s list of Catasetinae hybrids that I'm enthused about its breeding potential.  Very free-flowering cross, with excellent large blooms in a wide range of colors including yellow, spotted, and burgundy. This is a good one; it's named for my mother!  Pictures from the first batch Pic 1, 2, 3.
3”plants $18

SVO 6007
Ctsm. Chuck Taylor (Ctsm. denticulatum 'Dark Spots' x Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS)

When Chuck Taylor was first produced, there weren't many plants, but those few still garnered four AOS awards.  Not too bad!  This time I used ‘Dark Spots,’ which has darker spotting than most denticulatum's.  This is a really nice, proven cross that will give you excellent plants and flowers.  Picture from the first batch Pic 1, 2, 3
3”pots $18

SVO 6127 NEW
Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' AM/AOS x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'JTM'

Painted Desert ‘SVO’ is well proven as a parent, with 47 awards worldwide to its exceptional progeny.  ‘JTM,’ short for ‘Jamie’s Tortured Midnight,’ has exceptionally large and very dark burgundy flowers.  The offspring will range from dark red to almost black, and the lips will be broad and flattened.  Each pendulous inflorescence will carry 15-25 flowers and be produced 1-3 per pseudobulb.  I am so fired up about this cross I made it twice!  See SVO 6141.
3” pots $20

SVO 6138
Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. barbatum 'SVO' HCC/AOS

Ok, so I’m having a little fun breeding Catasetinae.  Dark red flowers with barbatum-like lips?  It’s a bit crazy but you never know…..
3”pots $20

SVO 6139 NEW
Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. spitzii 'Golden Yellow'

This is a new, unnamed Fredclarkeara (Fdk.) hybrid.  Mormodia (Mo.) Painted Desert ‘SVO’ is well proven as a parent, and we know that it will add color, floriferous habit and flower longevity to the cross.  Ctsm. spitzii ‘Golden Yellow’ has solid bright yellow flowers with 25-30 blooms per inflorescence.  The lips have very heavy substance - they look like they're made of yellow wax!  As with all Fredclarkeara breeding, flower longevity will be extended to 4-5 weeks, with full flower shape and flat lips.  I expect the flower color will vary a bit from red to sunset shades with red spotting or striping on the lips that should be flattened nicely by the spitzii.  This cross will set a new standard in color in the Fredclarkeara breeding line.
3” pots $20

SVO 6140 NEW
Fdk. After Hours 'SVO Very Good' x Ctsm. (John C. Burchett x Orchidglade) 'SVO Magnificent'

After Hours (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. John C. Burchett) produces very dark flowers with wide petals and sepals. The lip is also full and dark, with a bit of white fimbriation - very unusual.  A very promising hybrid, ‘SVO Magnificent Beauty’ is a big flower with amazing color and large lip.  This pairing can only result in larger flowers, flatter lips and dark, dark color.  This and two other new grexes in this list, SVO 6151 and SVO 6153, are the most advanced Fredclarkeara hybrids to date.  I can’t wait!
3” pots $25

SVO 6141 NEW
Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'JTM'

Painted Desert ‘SVO’ is well proven as a parent, with 47 awards worldwide to its exceptional progeny.  ‘JTM,’ short for ‘Jamie’s Tortured Midnight,’ has exceptionally large and very dark burgundy flowers.  The offspring will range from dark red to almost black, and the lips will be broad and flattened.  Each pendulous inflorescence will carry 15-25 flowers and be produced 1-3 per pseudobulb.  I am so fired up about this cross I made it twice!  See SVO 6127.
3” pots $20

SVO 6144 NEW
Clo. Jumbo Lace ‘Yellow & Spots' x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs ‘Burgundy Chips’ FCC/AOS

Jumbo Lace (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Ctsm. fimbriatum) is a very attractive yellow with fine red spotting and a fimbriated lip.  This plant is very floriferous, producing 3-4 inflorescences per growth.  The well-known Susan Fuchs has a good yellow background color with bold burgundy red spots and is a reliable grower, bloomer and breeder.  This cross will produce big yellow flowers with red spotting.  We also expect improved flower longevity and a tendency to produce multiple inflorescences.
3”pots $18

SVO 6156 NEW
Mo. Lime Tiger 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO Swan'

This cross makes the hybrid genus Cyclodes, which is rarely seen.  Only 4 Cyclodes have been registered with the Royal Horticultural Society to date.  Lime Tiger (Cl. Grace Dunn x Morm. elegans) has a light green flower with darker green stripes.  By crossing it to the large green flower of ‘SVO Swan,’ we will see green flowers, some with green stripes.  Flowers will be larger than SVO 6145 but not as floriferous.  This is a very different style of breeding and has good potential to produce flowers never seen before.
3”pots $20

SVO 6159 NEW
Cyc. Maren Gleason
Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Martha Clarke 'SVO' AM/AOS
This warscewiczii has superb flower size, count, shape and flowering habit.  The Martha Clarke (Cyc. herrenhusanum x Cyc. barthiorum) is truly special, which is why I named it for my wife!  The swan-shaped flowers of Martha Clarke are orange/yellow with dark burgundy spots - amazing colors!  The addition of warscewiczii genes will result in a significant improvement to the overall size, shape, and form.  Large orange/yellow flowers with red spots - oh my!
3”pots $20

SVO 6160 NEW
Cyc. Pineapple Popcorn

Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Kevin Clarke 'SVO' FCC/AOS

‘SVO’ has an excellent flower with good size, count, shape and blooming habit.  It is a proven grower and one of the better warscewiczii out there.  Kevin Clarke (Cyc. herrenhusanum x Cyc. warscewiczii) is truly special.  It is named for my younger son and the first Cycnoches hybrid from SVO to receive a coveted First Class Certificate (FCC) from the American Orchid Society.  The swan-shaped flowers of Kevin Clarke are bright yellow with faint gold spots -- an amazing color -- not to mention the 2 inflorescences carrying 30 perfectly arranged blooms.  Cyc. Kevin Clarke already has improved lip size and form.  The second addition of warscewiczii genes will result in a significant contribution to the overall size, shape, form and lip qualities of this grex.  It's hard to improve on an FCC, but this has the potential to do just that. First to flower   Pic 1,  
3”pots $20

SVO 6161
Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. kleberianum 'SVO'

Portagee Star (Ctsm. pileatum x Ctsm. Black Knight) is one parent of the successful mini-Catasetum Ctsm. Chuck Taylor.  Portagee Star is a beautiful yellow flower with a bit of red on the lip.  It has excellent shape and flowers 2-3 times a season.  Ctsm. kleberianum is a very nice, small-growing species that may be extinct in nature.  They are quite rare in Brazil, and I may have some of the only plants in the USA.  The bright yellow lip and dark barring on the petals and sepals make a striking color combination; it also has 15 or more flowers per stem.  These will be mini-Catasetums with bright yellow lips and dark to striped petals.  To the best of my knowledge, this cross, SVO 6158 and SVO 6171 are the first uses of Ctsm. kleberianum as a parent.
3”pots $20

SVO 6162
Cycd. Lorraine Lee (Cyc. warscewiczii 'Jumbo Mutation' x Morm. buccinator 'Golden Green')

When a Mormodes and a Cycnoches are crossed together, a hybrid genus named Cycnodes (Cycd.) is created.  Amazing things happen with this pairing: the flowers have incredible color and shape, and the offspring grow really well.  Morm. buccinator has bright yellow blooms and is very floriferous.  Cyc. warscewiczii 'Jumbo Mutation' has a large swan-shaped flower that is deep green with a white lip - one of the best in my collection.  The Mormodes will be dominant for color, and the Cycnoches will be dominant for flower shape, providing the best qualities from both species.  This and SVO 6148 are the only Cycnodes offered this year. This picture is on of the first to bloom Pic 1  Excellent color and shape!
3”pots $18

SVO 6167
Ctsm. Razzle-Dazzle

Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Very Dark' x Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO' AM/AOS

These will have dark flowers with coarse frilly lips on free-flowering plants with 15 or more blooms per inflorescence.  This style of breeding has been very successful, producing a number of successful crosses.  They will look like darker-flowered Ctsm. Sheriff Frank Drew.  A marvelous hybrid!
3” pots $18

SVO 6170
Fdk. Saturn Sky 'SVO' x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs 'Burgundy Chips' FCC/AOS

This is a highly advanced next generation of Fredclarkeara breeding in new colors.  Saturn Sky (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Frilly Doris) is an excellent cross with almost purple flowers. ‘Burgundy Chips,’ with its large yellow flowers and bold burgundy spotting, is a proven breeder, with many successful hybrids to its credit.  The expectation is for flowers with large flat lips and some fimbriation.  Long-lived flowers lasting 4 to 5 weeks are expected.  Flower color will range from rich red to yellow, with varying degrees of spotting.  I'm really looking forward to these!
3”pots $20

SVO 6171
Ctsm. Double Down

Ctsm. Chuck Taylor 'Wow'
x Ctsm. kleberianum 'SVO'

Ctsm. Chuck Taylor ‘Wow’ is a very nice mini-Catasetum.  With light pink petals and sepals, and a contrasting yellow lip, it is just beautiful.  Ctsm. kleberianum is a very nice, small-growing species that may be extinct in nature. The bright yellow lip and dark barring on the petals and sepals produce a striking color combination; it also has 15 or more flowers per stem.  These will be mini-Catasetums with bright yellow lips and dark to striped petals.  To the best of my knowledge, this cross, SVO 6158 and SVO 6161 are the first uses of Ctsm. kleberianum as a parent.  This is another one not to be missed if mini-Catasetum is of interest. Can I predict and outcome of a cross?   Check out this Picture  If you have not gotten any of these you should.....
3” pots $20

SVO 6182 NEW
Cyc. Richard Brandon 'SVO II' x Cyc. Chloronge 'Everglade'

These will flowers as large, dark, swan-shaped blooms with dark burgundy spotting.  The breeding combines Richard  Brandon (Cyc. Jean E. Monnier x Cyc. warscewiczii) and Chloronge (Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc.  loddigesii).  This grex will have excellent shape from warscewiczii and dark colors from Jean E. Monnier and loddigesii.  Greater potential for darker Cycnoches flowers than with any previous grex.
3”pots $20

 

SVO 5650 NEW 
Mo. Jumbo World 'SVO'Ctsm. spitzii 'Yellow Sunlight'

This is a new, unnamed Fredclarkeara (Fdk.) hybrid.  We know that the Mormodia (Mo.) will add color, floriferous habit and flower longevity to the cross.  Mo. Jumbo World (Cl. Grace Dunn x Morm. buccinator) produces 20+ bright yellow flowers with a peppering of red spots, all well arranged on 3-4 inflorescences from leafless bulbs during dormancy.  Ctsm. spitzii ‘Yellow Sunlight’ has solid bright yellow flowers with 25-30 blooms per spike.  The lips have a very heavy substance that almost makes them look like they’re formed from yellow wax.  As with all Fredclarkeara breeding, flower longevity will be extended to 4-5 weeks, with full flower shape and flat lips. Flower color will be bright yellow with red spotting.  This cross will set a new standard for yellow flowers in the Fredclarkeara breeding line. Blooming Size
4” pots $26

SVO 5681 NEW 
Cl. Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOSMorm. revolutum 'SVO Yellow'

Grace Dunn is (Cl. warczewitzii x Cl. rosea) and produces 15 or more pink and green flowers with cute frilly lips on 3-4 pendulous inflorescences from leafless bulbs in mid winter.  Morm. revolutum ‘SVO Yellow’ has a large, bright yellow flower and will dominate for flower color as Mormodes do.  These will begin to flower at a young age, generally in 3” pots. When mature, the bulbs will produce 3-4 pendulous inflorescences in colors ranging from yellow to gold, and a few may have red spots.  All Mormodias (Clowesia x Mormodes) make excellent specimen, plants as they flower profusely with many pendulous inflorescences when mature.  This one is limited in supply.  Blooming Size.
4” pots $24

 

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