Thursday, 12 April 2012

BEALLARA ORCHID

× Beallara, abbreviated Bllra. in the horticultural trade, is the nothogenus for intergeneric hybrids between the orchid genera Brassia, Cochlioda, Miltonia and Odontoglossum (Brs. x Cda. x Milt. x Odm.). This plant has a branched stem that grows to about 150 centimetres in height. The leaves are elongated and lanceolate, reaching about 60 centimetres of length. The flowers are numerous, about 14 to 16, and last long, between 20 to 30 days. It has fleshy large pseudobulbs. These orchids are commonly cultivated in greenhouses for ornamental purposes, resulting in a huge variety of cultivars of different colours.

The cultivar illustrated here is Beallara Purple Passion.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

14 comments:

  1. This is such an exotic flower!

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  2. Hi Nick, it is lovely, i didn't know there is already an intergeneric name like that, now i know! You are too early for the Friday meme, i just posted for the Wednesday. Maybe i will not be able to join this time.

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  3. A very special and exotic flower indeed! I love the brown "prints" and the dark pink looks like a tongue. Me and my imagination!

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  4. Ma bardzo ciekawe i śliczne kwiaty. Pozdrawiam.
    It has a very interesting and beautiful flowers. Yours.

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  5. an exotic beauty! i love the color and the "texture" on its petals.

    FFF: Tiger's Tail

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  6. Lovely capture of a darlingly beautiful flower.

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  7. What a stunning flower.

    Herding Cats

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  8. Orchids are beautiful but scare me. I have a neighbour who always asks me to mind hers when she goes away and I always chicken out, as I'm afraid I might kill it.
    Here's mine:

    http://junkboattravels.blogspot.ca/2012/04/floral-friday-fotos_13.html

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  9. A decoratively striking bloom Nick. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

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  10. Gosh! That is a most beautiful orchid - like a little animal. Just gorgeous.

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  11. beautiful, in the 60s when my parents started grow orchids, they actually went to the jungle and look for saplings.

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