Friday, January 11, 2013

catasetum x sodiroi

another item to be added to the natural hybrid collection, but i am still awaiting reply from the vendor to see if it is a sodiroi or x sodiroi. this is a hybrid between macroglossum and expansum. as you can see the flowers has all the characteristic of the expansum , the prominent callus just ventral to the sac of the labellum and also the almost ninety degree column to the labellum. the difference is the lateral lobes of the labellum will never open fully as what an expansum will. in fact there are some 'espansum' that will open much further laterally than what i had here but never properly expanded. these plants most likely to have some macroglossum gene in them but the appearance mimics the expansum parents. 

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