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Brazilian Orchids

Brazilian Orchids
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Brazil flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-06 16:33
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Native to: Brazil. Cattleya intermedia is native to central and southern Brazil along the Atlantic coast. Plants perch themselves on tree branches at or above eye level. This species is also found close to the coast in parts of Uruguay and Argentina.
Plant Size: Fairly Compact. Bifoliate. Cattleya intermedia has short pseudobulbs are covered in papery sheaths that grow to 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). Flowers emerge from a green sheath that forms between two or more green leaves.
Flower Size: 5 inches (12.5 cm)
Flower Description: Fragrant. The flowers of Cattleya intermedia are blush white with a dark magenta-rose lip. Three to six flowers are produced on the flower spike.
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer
Additional Information: Cattleya intermedia is extremely adaptable and can be grown warm to cool which makes the plants very easy to cultivate. Their native habitat has high humidity and the plants moist (but not soggy) roots. Average light is required with good air circulation.
There are several different varieties of this species. Cattleya intermedia var. alba is pure white with just a slight hint of yellow markings on the lip. Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii has a splash of the same color as the lip on the tip of the petals (but not on the sepals). Cattleya intermedia var. coerulea is a blue form of the species. Cattleya intermedia var. punctatissima is another heavily marked purple form. Several other forms exist and some collectors specialize in this species.
Cattleya x picturata is a natural hybrid between Cattleya intermedia and Cattleya guttata.
Synonyms: Cattleya amablis; Cattleya amethestina; Cattleya amethystina; Cattleya aquinii; Cattleya candida; Cattleya gibeziae; Cattleya ianthina; Cattleya intermedia var. amethystina; Cattleya intermedia var. punctatissima; Cattleya intermedium; Cattleya loddigesii var. amethystina; Cattleya maritima; Cattleya ovata; Epidendrum

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-06 22:41]

hi raimundo,
very beautiful orchid, good composition and details. your notes are very useful too. tfs.

Ciao Raimundo.
It's a fantastic orchid! Congratulations.
I'v never seen one like this.

very beautiful and striking, no need for the frame though, TFS Ori

Bonjour Raimundo,
Agréable publication, bien composée, dans laquelle le sujet est bien mis en valeur par son opposition à l'arrière-plan, la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

What a beautiful flower! Nice composition, decent exposure, no seriously blown highlights, very nice image.


Hola Raimundo,
Hermosas las orquídeas, la foto y la composición que ha hecho, muy buena

Bonjour Raimundo
Tres belle composition de ces delicates fleurs de cattleya
Belle lumiere et couleurs

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-08-10 9:09]

Olá Raimundo

que bela orquidea.. ou melhor orquideas :)

gosto muito da forma que vc vem fotografando nossas plantas e com muita categoria e desenvoltura..
mais uma bela e conteplativa imagem...



Olá Raimundo!
Belo exemplar! Cores calmas e delicadas! Tbm gosto mto de orquídias.
Belo trabalho!

Um abraço!

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