Armando Mantellini of Orquideario Cerro Verde is the Venezuelan that has done the most extensive work crossing the best varieties of the Venezuelan Cattleya Lueddemaniana, to me the most spectacular of the Venezuelan Cattleyas. Through the years Armando has gotten better and better flowers through careful and systematic crossing of the best plants available. Today he sent a picture of Cat. Lueddemaniana Giorgio, truly spectacular, solid lip and “flared” petals. Flaring is quite rare in Cat. Lueddemaniana and I don’t think I have seen such strong flaring ever. Enjoy!.