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Orchid ID?

Posted by puglvr1 9b central FL (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 15:17

Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can give me a name for this Orchid...It was given to me last summer (NOID) and its blooming for me...usually I get an Orchid and I never see another bloom and then it eventually I'm very excited!!


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RE: Orchid ID?

  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 15:28

It is likely to remain Unknown because there are tens of Thousands Registered Laeliinae Hybrids. Your only hope is that perhaps it is a widely distributed mericlone (copy) and if you post a better photo someone will recognise it.

RE: Orchid ID?

I've gotten some guesses that its some type of Cattleya, so if it is I'm fine with that ID...Thanks!

Here's another photo...

RE: Orchid ID?

It looks like a cattlianthe cattleya to me but I'm not sure of the specific ID.

RE: Orchid ID?

Now that I think about it it kinda looks similar to a cattlianthe warpaint 'sun bulb'

RE: Orchid ID?

  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 28, 14 at 1:47

It also looks a bit like Slc. Jewel Box...... As i said above the numbers are against you.
Just say you went to the register of orchid names and put Cattleya in the Genera Name and entered a in the grex name, you would find 23946 orchid names.
The red colour comes from Sophronitis, a Genera name now changed to Cattleya in the great renaming.
If you are extremely lucky you might find a name if someone can match the photo exactly against a widely distributed and copied orchid such as Slc. Jewel Box 'Dark Waters'. Now named Cattlianthe Jewel Box 'Dark Waters'.

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