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Updated 1 June 2009
Sunset Valley Orchids Cycnoches and Catasetum Hybrids

Welcome to this spectacular list of Catasetinae alliance hybrids and species! I have assembled the best quality plants for this breeding program. They have been selected on strict criteria of plant vigor, flower color, shape, and bloom count. Naturally these qualities lead to AOS awards and as a result much of the breeding stock has been awarded. This listing represents the most advanced breeding in the genus today.

My continued efforts in developing the hybrid genus Fredclarkeara (Fdk.) is very evident this season, please take extra time to review these, there are some remarkable crosses. The flowers are fragrant, of excellent shape, have amazing color, and possess a flower longevity often exceeding 6 weeks! Don’t miss out on these.

There are several outstanding Cycnoches (Cyc.) species, my favorite is Cyc. cooperi. It is one of the easiest to grow and carries long inflorescences of large swan shaped flowers. Cycnoches have dimorphic flowers, a phenomenon where a plant produces male or female flowers depending on the environmental conditions. This makes line breeding difficult as both male and female flowers must be present to make the cross. After several years of trying, I have finally been able to breed the best of my Cyc. cooperi species. There will be a significant improvement in flower quality, color, size and ease of culture coming from these crosses.

Catasetums are known for their spectacular but short lived flowers. Increasing the flower life has been an objective of mine; this is accomplished by the introduction of Clowesia and Mormodes genes into the hybrids. I am really excited about these new combinations. They are breaking new ground in flower color, shape and with increasing flower life to 4 weeks or more they are becoming very popular. Special thanks to Ryan Kowalczyk of Ursa Orchidsin Florida for use of the pollen from his spectacular Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS and the use of his picture.

This listing has several very nice Cycnodes hybrids (Cycnoches x Mormodes). Interestingly the Mormodes is dominant for color and recessive for form and the Cycnoches is dominant for form and recessive for color. This type of breeding is remarkable in that these primary hybrids get the best qualities of both parents. Cycnodes hybrids have been proven a reliable combination giving excellent results. This is demonstrated by the two AM/AOS awards given to first bloom plants from this breeding program last year. Congratulations to Brent Baker and Bob Lewis.

If you are just getting interested in the Catasetinae alliance I am sure you will be surprised on how spectacular the flowers are and how easy they are to grow.

If you have been growing Catasetinae you already understand…..

Summer 2009 Catasetinae Listing

 

SVO 1 mc

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Black Pearl’ FCC/AOS

(Mo. Painted Desert ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS) ‘SVO Black Pearl’ is the best of the ‘black flowered’ types, when mature it produces 2-4 pendant inflorescences per bulb, caring 15-22 flowers each. It is one of the best growers and bloomers of the grex, flowers last 6-7 weeks. These are clones.

SVO 2 mc

Fdk. After Dark ‘Sunset Valley Orchids’ FCC/AOS

(Mo. Painted Desert ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS) ‘Sunset Valley Orchids’ FCC/AOS is the best of the ‘spotted flowered’ types, it produces 2-3 pendant inflorescences per bulb, carrying 13-20 flowers that last 6 or more weeks. It is an excellent grower and the spotted flowers are amazingly beautiful. These are clones.

SVO 737

(Ctsm. Protagee Star x Ctsm. Flying Dragon)

Ctsm. pileatum, expansum, saccatum, tenebrosum, and trula are all in the background. Flower color will be from solid dark burgundy to heavily spotted, many will have toothed lips. Nice, robust plants to bloom this year.

SVO 919

Cyc. Martha Clarke (Cyc. herrenhusanum ‘SVO’ x Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

After a long wait this cross is available again. Cyc. Martha Clarke produced the first tangerine colored flowers in Cycnoches. We have now bloomed some of these and they were just beautiful. Very limited, don’t miss out these….

SVO 990

(Morm. revolutum x Ctsm. spitzii)

The Mormodes will impart color and the Catasetum size and shape. These will be trigger less flowers influenced by the Mormodes resulting in improved flower longevity. This Catamodes will have 10-15 rusty red to yellow flowers per inflorescence. Nice, robust plants to bloom this year.

SVO 1024

Ctsm. Ten Dragons (Ctsm. tenebrosum ‘Ed #3’ x Ctsm. Dragon Teeth ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

A great combination, the dark color of tenebrosum and the high flower count of the Dragons Teeth have produced dark burgundy blooms carried 15-25 per stem. These have excellent vigor and mature plants will flower in the spring and late summer. Two customers have already received AM’s! .

SVO 1112

Cyc. barthiorum (Cyc. barthiorum 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. barthiorum 'SVO II')

My first successful sibling cross with the two excellent Cyc. barthiorums. Full shaped rose flowers with spotting will be produced from this mating. Superb line breeding for improvement in flower color, shape and size.

SVO 1478

Morm. warscewiczii (Morm. warscewiczii 'SVO' x self)

Morm. warscewiczii has 15-17, 2" flowers with a complex coloration; it is one of the easiest Mormodes to grow and flower. The parent plant took a CCM with 4 inflorescences per bulb. This is a highly rewarding Mormodes species to cultivate, blooming size.

SVO 1479

Cycd. Opalina (Morm. horichii 'SVO' x Cyc. warscewiczii 'Giant Swan')

Cycnodes hybrids have a high average of quality, this one is no exception. These plants will produce strong stems carrying 13-17 large rose-purple flowers with darker lips. An AM/AOS was given to a beautiful first bloom plant last year with 2 spikes caring 16 flowers each. Expect excellent shape and hybrid vigor from this breeding line. Limited

SVO 1480

Cyc. warscewiczii (Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS')

This is the true Cyc. warscewiczii, the queen and king of the Cycnoches family. Here two highly awarded plants of the best quality are combined. These are very fragrant, swan shaped green and white flowers measuring up to 5” across. Expect 5 to 8 large flowers per stem.

SVO 1755

Ctsm. Donna Wise (Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Lee’ HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS)

Ctsm. Donna Wise is (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum). Here two superb Donna’s have been sib mated; expect dark chocolate colored flowers with bright yellow tooth like callous on the lip. Fifteen or more showy flowers will be produced per stem. Nice robust plants, not to be missed.

SVO 1757

Cyc. cooperi (Cyc. cooperi ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS x self)

‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ is a dark chocolate flower with has superior form, wide petals and rounded flowers. Expect excellent shape and color from this selfing. .

SVO 1759

Ctsm. Donna Wise (Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Amber’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS)

These are the 2 best Ctsm. Donna Wise (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) crossed together; expect dark petal and sepals and dark lip with a yellow tooth like callous. There will be fifteen or more flowers produced per stem. This grex has garnered 9 AOS awards, this sibling cross is the next level of improvement. Nice robust plants, very desirable.

SVO 1762

Cyc. Jumbo Cooper (Cyc. cooperi ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS x Cyc. warscewiczii ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

A superb cross with two excellent parents, I expect the size of warscewiczii and flower count of cooperi to combine nicely. Bronze colored swan shaped flowers of heavy substance will result. This is an important step in improving the qualities of Cycnoches breeding.

SVO 1769

(Ctsm. Crownfox Voodoo ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS)

Ctsm. Crownfox Voodoo (Ctsm. Susan Fuchs x Ctsm. tenebrosum) has large flowers with dark burgundy petals and sepals and a wide chartreuse lip. Ctsm. Donna Wise (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) will add additional injection of color from the tenebrosum and assure large flower size. Expect fifteen or more dark burgundy flowers produced per stem.

SVO 1779

(Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Lee’ HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs ‘Burgundy Chips’ FCC/AOS)

This is quite possibly the best of ‘type’ breeding in the pileatum/expansum group. Ctsm. Donna Wise is (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) and Ctsm. Susan Fuchs is (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. expansum) that makes for 50% expansum and 25% each pileatum and tenebrosum. These will be large deep red and spotted flowers carried 13-15 or more per stem. A very choice hybrid that will produce spectacular flowers. Nice robust plants to bloom this year.

SVO 1780

(Cycd. Freckled Sweetheart ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Cyc. warscewiczii ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Freckled Sweetheart (Morm. tuxtlensis x Cyc. warscewiczii) is a bright orange-yellow flower randomly spotted dark burgundy, spectacular. The warscewiczii, my best, is a 5” swan shaped green and white flower. The Freckled Sweetheart will dominate for color and size and shape improved by the warscewiczii. The production of seed from advanced Cycnodes breeding has proven difficult, limited.

SVO 1782

(Ctsm. Crownfox Voodoo ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Dragon’s Teeth ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Crownfox Voodoo (Ctsm. Susan Fuchs x Ctsm. tenebrosum) has large flowers with dark burgundy petals and sepals and a wide chartreuse lip. Dragon’s Teeth (Ctsm. fimbriatum x Ctsm. saccatum) produce over 30 flowers per stem. These flowers will have petal and sepals color influenced from the dark color of tenebrosum with improved segments width from the Susan Fuchs. Expect 20 or more flowers produced per stem. A similar cross Ctsm. Ten Dragons (Dragon’s Teeth x tenebrosum) is also very successful. Limited First to bloom of cross

SVO 1784

(Cyc. William Clarke x Cyc. warscewiczii )

The next generation of advanced Cycnoches breeding, Cyc. William Clarke (Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. herrenhusanum. Here we are looking for improvements in shape, size, color and flower count. These will produce 10-15 green to bronze-green flowers per stem.

SVO 1795

(Morm. lawrenceana ‘SVO’ x Morm. Exotic Treat ‘SVO’)

This is breeding for high color, easy growing Mormodes. When the species are combined the plants become much easier to grow. In this cross there are 3 of the showiest Mormodes; lawrenceana, sinuata, and tuxtlensis. These flowers will have exotic colors ranging from yellow to burgundy and patterns with varying degrees of spotting. Really unusual.

SVO 1809

(Cyc. haagii ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Morm. lawrenceana ‘SVO')

A mature Cyc. haagii produces 2-4 inflorescences with 15 plus green and red spotted flowers on each. The addition of the Mormodes will give color and flower longevity. Expect rose colored flowers covered with darker spots. Robust plants with showy flowers.

SVO 1812

(Cyc. haagii ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Morm. elegans v. alba ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

Here we have combined the green flowers and red spots of Cyc. haagii with the dark green stripes and lime green flowers of Morm. elegans. How about, green flowers with green stripes and a few red spots! A very unique color combination. These are blooming size plants.

SVO 1816

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘#3’ x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

The large, swan shaped warscewiczii will increase the flower size of Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. barthiorum) I expect the rich color and spotting from the Jean E. Monnier will come through and the lip to be modified into a shield like warscewiczii. This cross has been hard to make due to timing of male and female flower blooming periods, I am excited to finally have this available. This is the next level of breeding in Cycnoches. A first bloom seedling.

SVO 1819

(Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Morm. Exotic Treat 'SVO II')

A new Cycnodes cross, the Morm. Exotic Treat (Morm. sinuata x Morm. tuxtlensis) is a deep yellow flower with dark burgundy spots, fantastic color and produces 3-4 inflorescences of 15 flowers over the season. As with other Cycnodes hybrids the warscewiczii will impart its fine form and allow the Mormodes color to come through. These are vigorous, strong growing plants. Expect bright yellow flowers with burgundy spots with excellent flower shape. The best of these will be spectacular.

SVO 1826

Mo. Painted Desert (Morm. sinuata ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’)

Painted Desert is a wonderful hybrid, deep red flowers with darker red stripes, well shaped flowers on pendant inflorescences. Very limited.

SVO 1827

(Morm. Midnight ‘SVO’ x Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’)

Midnight (Morm. sinuata x Morm. buccinator) has a rich burgundy red flower color, Rebecca Northen (Cl. Grace Dunn x Cl. rosea) is well known for its frilly lipped pink flowers. These will be deep red flowers produced on pendant spikes with 11-15 flowers each; flower longevity will be 4+ weeks. These will be similar to Mo. Painted Desert in form but I am expecting deeper color and larger flower size.

SVO 1828

(Morm. sinuata ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Morm. hookeri ‘Black Fuzz’)

These will be easier to grow than straight Mormodes species as they have good hybrid vigor. Morm. sinuata is a deep red flower with darker red stripes. Morm. hookeri is a deep burgundy flower with a black fuzzy lip, very cool! The expectation is for 10-15, dark red-burgundy flowers on good stem. Some will have the fuzzy lips..

SVO 1829

(Morm. Midnight ‘SVO’ x Morm. hookeri ‘Black Fuzz’)

Midnight (Morm. sinuata x Morm. buccinator) has a rich burgundy red flower color. Morm. hookeri is a deep burgundy flower with a black fuzzy lip, very cool! The expectation is for improved size and 10-15, dark red-burgundy flowers on good stem. Some will have the fuzzy lips….

SVO 1830

Cycd. Opalina (Morm. horichii 'SVO' x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Cycnodes hybrids have a high average of quality, this one is no exception. These plants will produce strong stems carrying 13-17 large rose-purple flowers with contrasting lips. Expect excellent shape and hybrid vigor from this breeding line. This is a very impressive hybrid. Similar to 1479.

SVO 1831

(Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’ x Morm. igneum ‘Red’)

These will be like the successful Mo. Painted Desert with long lived brightly colored flowers produced on multiple spikes per bulb. By using the red from of igneum I expect flowers to have a redder coloration as the Clowesia is color recessive. These will be small plants under 8” in height and produce a profusion of blooms. A super cute hybrid. Blooming size .

SVO 1832

(Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’ x Morm. igneum ‘Orange’)

These will be like the SVO 1831. By using the orange from of igneum I expect flowers to have an orange coloration. These will be small plants under 8” in height and produce a profusion of blooms. A super cute hybrid. I liked this cross so much I made it twice, same as SVO 1836. Blooming size.

SVO 1833

(Morm. igneum ‘Orange’ x Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’)

Reciprocal to SVO 1832. You can see I like this paring. There is a possibility of stronger coloring due to the Mormodes holding the pod? Blooming size.

SVO 1834

Cycd. Bob Lewis (Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan’ x Morm. igneum ‘Red’ )

A new Cycnodes hybrid named after Bob Lewis. He received the first award, an AM/AOS on a first bloom plant. The iridescent red color from the igneum will influence the flower color and the fine shape of the warscewiczii will lend its good form. The breeding of Cycnoches with Mormodes is a proven combination giving excellent results. I am expecting 7-11 flowers with excellent form and color. Blooming size.

SVO 1835

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan’ x Morm. hookeri ‘Black Fuzz’)

Cycnodes hybrids have a high average of quality where the Mormodes dominates for color and the Cycnoches for form. The hookeri has unusual fuzzy black lips with dark burgundy petals and sepals. This grex has all the potential to produce exceptional shaped progeny and very possibly some will bloom with dark fuzzy lips…. now that would be really cool! The plants should bloom this fall.

SVO 1836

(Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’ x Morm. igneum ‘Orange’)

These will be like the successful Mo. Painted Desert with long lived brightly colored flowers produced on multiple spikes per bulb. By using the orange from of igneum I expect flowers to have an orange coloration as the Clowesia is color recessive. These will be small plants under 8” in height and produce a profusion of blooms. I liked this cross so much I made it twice, same as SVO 1832 Blooming size.

SVO 1854

Mo. Lime Tiger (Cl. Grace Dunn ‘Live Oak’ HCC/AOS x Morm. elegans v. alba ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

This grex is similar in shape to Mo. Painted Desert. Grace Dunn (Cl. warscewiczii x Cl. rosea) will be recessive for color and dominate for shape. The elegans v. alba will lend its lime green color and dark green stripes. Expect full shaped lime green flowers with darker stripes…. a very unusual color combination not seen in this group. Blooming size.

SVO 1869

Cyc. warscewiczii (Cyc. warscewiczii 'Giant Swan’ x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS' )

This is the true Cyc. warscewiczii, the queen and king of the Cycnoches family. Here two of the best plants are combined. These are very fragrant, swan shaped green and white flowers measuring up to 5” across. Expect 5 to 9 large flowers per stem. These are not often offered for sale and it is a truly spectacular species. Excellent plants showing good vigor to bloom this year.

SVO 1994

(Clo. Jumbo Lace ‘SVO’ x Ctsm. Frilly Doris ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

Clo. Jumbo Lace (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Ctsm. fimbriatum) is an attractive yellow flower with fine burgundy spotting and a fimbriatum lip; it also has good lasting qualities due to the influence of the Clowesia. Ctsm. Frilly Doris (Ctsm. Doris’s Choice x Ctsm. Donna Marie) is made up of pileatum, fimbriatum, and cristatum producing flowers with heavily frilled lips, excellent shape and arrangement. This grex is one of the first advanced hybrids where a Clowesetum (Clo.) is crossed back to a Catasetum. It is a given the lips will be frilly; flowers will be cream to yellow and carried 15 or more per inflorescence. These advanced Clowesetum crosses are raising the bar in flower quality.

SVO 1995

(Clo. Jumbo Lace ‘SVO’ x Ctsm. Frilly Doris ‘SVO II’ AM/AOS)

Similar to SVO1994, with an AM/AOS

SVO 1999

(Cyc. cooperi ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO II’ HCC/AOS )

My grex of Cyc. Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVO’ AM/AOS) has earned an impressive 8 AM/AOS and 6 HCC/AOS awards. This next generation hybrid combines the well formed dark chocolate cooperi with one of the darkest Jean E. Monnier that carries 35 flowers. This is the type of breeding to reinforce the cooperi traits of flower size, color and flower count. Expect 25-30, 4" flowers in colors ranging from deep chocolate to light bronze with dark spotting. This is a "must have" hybrid. First bloom seedling . ‘Very limited’

SVO 2003

(Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO III’ FCC/AOS x Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

Cyc. cooperi has been a long time favorite. Here we have crossed the best ‘SVO III’ with its green and bronze flower of remarkable size and form on to the chocolate colored ‘SVO’. I expect the full range of colors from dark chocolate to green, improved shape and ease of growth. ‘Very limited’

SVO 2000

Cyc. cooperi ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS x Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO Dark Chocolate’)

Cyc. cooperi is the most spectacular of the newly introduced species. We have crossed the dark chocolate flowers of ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS with its extra wide petals on to the darkest chocolate colored cooperi in my collection. I expect the dark chocolate flowers of improved shape, size and ease of growth.

SVO 2001

(Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO III’ FCC/AOS x Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO Dark Chocolate’)

Cyc. cooperi is the most spectacular of the newly introduced species. We have crossed the dark chocolate flowers of ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS with its extra wide petals on to the darkest chocolate colored cooperi in my collection. I expect the dark chocolate flowers of improved shape, size and ease of growth.

SVO 2004

(Ctsm. pileatum ‘Dinner Plate’ x Ctsm. pileatum ‘SVO Independence’)

As with Cycnoches, Catasetums also have dimorphic flowers, a phenomenon where a plant produces male or female flowers depending on the environmental conditions. This makes line breeding difficult as both male and female flowers must be present. After several years of trying, I have finally been able to cross two superb green cultivars, Ctsm. pileatum ‘Dinner Plate’ which has a lip 4” wide and ‘SVO Independence’ that blooms reliably in July with 2-3 spikes per bulb. Line bred Ctsm. pileatum has not been available in the market. Expect 2-3 spikes caring 10-13 light green flowers with huge lips. ‘Very limited’

SVO 2005

(Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO III’ FCC/AOS x Cyc. cooperi ‘Emerald Green’ HCC/AOS)

Here we have crossed the best ‘SVO III’ with its green and bronze flower of remarkable size and form on to the ‘Emerald Green’ form of cooperi. I expect the majority to flower in the green color range. The green coloration in Cyc. cooperi is quite rare as most have flowers that are bronze or chocolate; also expect improved shape and ease of growth. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a special Cycnoches species.

SVO 2006

(Clo. Aleana Lawson ‘Lanie’s Warm Fuzzie’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Bound for Glory ‘Jumbo’)

Clo. Aleana Lawson (Ctsm. cristatum x Cl. Rebecca Northen) is a darling flower with a frilly lip; it produces 2-3 inflorescences per bulb caring 15-19 flowers each. The Ctsm. Bound for Glory (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. pileatum) has a rich red flower color and a natural spread of 4”. This is an advanced Clowesetum (Clo.) hybrid. Here we are expecting improved flower size, red to yellow blooms, and maintaining the frilly lip and flower longevity. These advanced Clowesetum crosses are raising the bar in flower quality.

SVO 2007

(Clo. Aleana Lawson ‘Lanie’s Warm Fuzzie’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Frilly Doris ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

Clo. Aleana Lawson (Ctsm. cristatum x Cl. Rebecca Northen) is a darling flower with a frilly lip; it produces 2-3 inflorescences per bulb caring 15-19 flowers each. Ctsm. Frilly Doris (Ctsm. Doris’s Choice x Ctsm. Donna Marie) is made up of pileatum, fimbriatum, and cristatum producing flowers with heavily frilled lips, excellent shape and arrangement. This grex is an advanced Clowesetum (Clo.) hybrid. The flower color will range from cream to yellow with bold spots and the lips will be heavily frilled. Expect 2-3 spikes per bulb caring 15 or more flowers per inflorescence. These advanced Clowesetum crosses are raising the bar in flower quality and are the new wave of improved breeding.

SVO 2008

Cyc. Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

This grex of Cyc. Jean E. Monnier is an exact remake of the original cross that has earned an impressive 8 AM/AOS and 6 HCC/AOS awards. Not much more needs to be said.

SVO 2009

(Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO III’ FCC/AOS x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO II’ HCC/AOS )

This next generation hybrid combines the superior, green-bronze form of Cyc. cooperi with one of the darkest Cyc. Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. barthiorum) that blooms with 35 flowers. This type of breeding is to reinforce the Cyc. cooperi traits of large flower size, good color and high flower count. Expect 30-35, 4" flowers in colors ranging from light bronze with dark spotting to dark chocolate. This is a "must have" hybrid. First bloom seedling

SVO 2016

(Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO’ FCC/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Susan’ AM/AOS)

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO’ (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise) is a spectacular spotted flower of superb shape, presentation and size. Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Susan’ (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) is the most recent award to this highly awarded grex and it is also the best. The expectation here is that the addition of Ctsm. Donna Wise back on to Fdk. After Dark will improve the lip size and shape while reinforcing the dark color genes. It is hard to improve on the world famous Fredclarkeara After Dark, this may do it. Can you imagine 3” black flowers that last for 6-7 weeks! Tremendous award potential.

SVO 2017

(Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO’ FCC/AOS x Ctsm. Mark Dimmitt ‘Ed Wise’)

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO’ (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise) is a spectacular spotted flower of superb shape, presentation and size. By crossing it with Ctsm. Mark Dimmitt (Ctsm. Donna Wise x Ctsm. Orchidglade) with its extra dose of Ctsm. pileatum and Ctsm. expansum in its back ground should allow for improved flower size and lip shape. It is hard to improve on the world famous Fredclarkeara After Dark, but this may do it…. . ‘Very limited’

SVO 2022

(Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO’ FCC/AOSx Ctsm. John C. Burchett ‘Ursa Major’ FCC/AOS)

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO’ (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise) is a spectacular spotted flower of superb shape, presentation and size. By crossing it with the highly awarded Ctsm. John C. Burchett (Ctsm. Joao Stivalli x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) with its huge flat lip and rich dark burgundy color will add size and shape to this cross. I can’t imagine a better pairing. Tremendous award potential, with long lasting flowers. . ‘Very limited’

SVO 2023

(Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ x Ctsm. John C. Burchett ‘Ursa Major’ FCC/AOS)

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise) is the most fertile of the Fdk. After Darks, it is always holding pods so it has never been shown; its flowers are every bit as good as the awarded FCC’s. The flowers are heavily blotched dark burgundy, have superb shape, excellent presentation and size. The highly awarded Ctsm. John C. Burchett (Ctsm. Joao Stivalli x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) with its huge flat lip and rich dark burgundy color is truly outstanding. Expect larger, fuller and dark colored flowers that last 6 or more weeks. I can’t imagine a better pairing, except for SVO 2022. Incredible award potential.

SVO 2024

(Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Susan’ AM/AOS)

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise) is the most fertile of the Fdk. After Darks, it is always holding pods, thus never awarded. The flowers are heavily blotched dark burgundy, have superb shape, excellent presentation and size. Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Susan’ (Ctsm. Orchidglade x Ctsm. tenebrosum) is the most recent award to this highly awarded grex and it is also the best. The expectation here is that the addition of Ctsm. Donna Wise back on to Fdk. After Dark will improve the lip size and shape while reinforcing the dark color genes. Can you imagine 3” black flowers that last 6 to 7 weeks! . ‘Very limited’

SVO 2025

(Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ x Ctsm. Mark Dimmitt ‘Ed Wise’)

Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Amazing’ (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise) is the most fertile of the Fdk. After Darks, it is always holding pods, thus never awarded. The flowers are heavily blotched dark burgundy, have superb shape, excellent presentation and size. Ctsm. Mark Dimmitt (Ctsm. Donna Wise x Ctsm. Orchidglade) with its extra dose of Ctsm. pileatum and Ctsm. expansum should allow for better lip size and shape. The first plant flowered last year in a 3” pot, flowers were 25% larger with an improved lip shape that was black in color. Here is the first to bloom

SVO 2032

(Mo. Painted Desert ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett ‘Ursa Major’ FCC/AOS)

This yet un-named hybrid will become the next generation of Fredclarkearas (Fdk.). As with other Fdk. hybrids flower longevity will be greatly improved over the Catasetum parent, expect blooms to last 5-7 weeks. The Mo. Painted Desert will impart its rich red color and multiple spiking habit. The highly awarded Ctsm. John C. Burchett (Ctsm. Joao Stivalli x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) with its huge flat lip and rich dark burgundy color is truly outstanding. This is a very promising hybrid where the progeny will rival the Fdk. After Dark grex with dark, long lasting flowers. This has tremendous award potential.

SVO 2033

Fdk. After Dark (Mo. Painted Desert ‘SVO’ x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Susan’ AM/AOS)

(Mo. Painted Desert ‘SVO’ x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Susan’ AM/AOS) This is a remake of the world famous Fdk. After Dark. The original cross only produced 35 plants but they have earned an impressive 8 FCC/AOS, 3 AM/AOS, 2 CCE/AOS and an Award of Distinction. I believe this is the highest number of FCC/AOS awards given to a grex where so few plants were originally raised. Flower quality is exceptionally high with every plant blooming out nicely. Orchid breeding history has been made with this cross, now is your chance to get your own individual plant. What else needs to be said? .

SVO 2056

(Morm. Exotic Treat ‘SVO II’ x Morm. rolfeana ‘Natural World’ AM/AOS)

Morm. Exotic Treat (Morm. sinuata x Morm. tuxtlensis) is a deep yellow flower with dark burgundy spots, fantastic color and produces 3-4 inflorescences of 15 flowers over the season. I was fortunate to be at the Maui AOS Judging when the Morm. rolfeana came in, it is the best I have seen. With surprising large flowers, rich burgundy color and darker burgundy spotting, just amazing. Jeff Parker of Exotic Orchid Farm is to be congratulated! This type of advanced Mormodes breeding results in easier to grow plants, while maintaining the wild colors and shapes. A very nice Mormodes hybrid.

SVO 2063

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan’ x Morm. Jumbo Poseidon ‘Purple & Gold’)

A new Cycnodes cross, the Morm. Jumbo Poseidon (Morm. revoluta x Morm. maculata) has gold colored petals and sepals with a light purple lip with all segments covered with burgundy spots. The Cyc. warscewiczii will impart its fine form and allow for the Mormodes color to come through. These are vigorous, strong growing plants. Expect an amazing variety of flower color to emerge from the grex all with excellent flower shape. The best of these will be spectacular.

SVO 2074

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan’ x Morm. hookeri ‘Black Fuzz’ )

Cycnodes hybrids have a high average of quality were the Mormodes dominates for color and the Cycnoches for form. The hookeri has unusual fuzzy black lips with dark burgundy petals and sepals. This grex has all the potential to produce exceptional shaped progeny and very possibly some will bloom with dark fuzzy lips…. now that would be really cool! These plants are a year younger than SVO 1835.

SVO 2081

(Cl. Grace Dunn ‘Live Oak’ HCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett ‘Ursa Major’ FCC/AOS)

This is a new type of Clowesetum hybrid. Cl. Grace Dunn (Cl. warscewiczii x Cl. rosea) blooms with the classic Clowesia flower shape of dainty frilly blooms cascading over the pot carried 10 -13 per inflorescence. Ctsm. John C. Burchett (Ctsm. Joao Stivalli x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) with its huge flat lip and rich dark burgundy color is truly outstanding. This grex will have improved flower life over the Catasetum parent; expect blooms to last 5-6 weeks. Flowers will take on the color and most of the size from the Ctsm. John C. Burchett and the Clowesia will add the frilled lip. This is a very promising hybrid.

** Some pictures are representative of the cross and not actual parents.

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