Sunday, January 8, 2017

Catasetum albovirens

got this as a single bulb, rather small bulb actually for a species that is know for being capable of growing to a fairly huge specimen.

the name albovirens is derived from the Latin word albus meaning white and virens (green). i had seen a alba variety of this species, very nice to my liking and hopefully to land one in my collection one day,

the flower is rather small actually, less than an inch, slight fragrance noted,
the labellum is hood shape, lateral labellum is serrated and the tip of the labellum is recurvated, characteristic of the spike is arching.

flower opens up more on subsequent day

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