Catasetum Pileatum or Flor de Nacar

August 13, 2005

Before Cattleya Mossiae (popularly called Flor de Mayo) was named
the national flower of Venezuela, Catasetum Pileatum popularly known as
Flor de Nacar had that distintion. Above is a Catasetum Pileatum that
just opened, it does not flower very well in Caracas, it likes hotter
temperatures, but by placing it near the top of the greenhouse I can
get it to bloom three or four flowers. 

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