Sunday, June 20, 2010

Large-Flowered Cattleyas part 2b -- Now With More Kitties!

Here is the latest installment in the Cats and Catts video series on large-flowered cattleyas discussed in Chadwick and Chadwick's The Classic Cattleyas (Timber Press, 2006).  Video 2a looked at the first six in order of their botanical description (C. labiataCtrianaei).  Videos 2b considers the next six (CwarneriCpercivaliana).  I explained my pedagogical ulterior motives in the last Cats and Catts video post.  One thing that's occurred to me since the last time was the current video series lacks "anchor images" for the species covered in the videos (moss for mossiae, a triangle for trianaei, etc.).  I think of them as "coat hanger images" because they are the simple structure on which you hang a bunch of information.  This is an important step in the Harry Loranye memory method, but my vast army of viewers will have to let their own imaginations work a little harder on this particular video series.  Memory-wise, that might not be a bad thing.  You can expect part 2c sometime in July.

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