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Help with a Dendrobium ID

Posted by Joe74 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 13, 11 at 9:58

It is a hard cane type. This is the first time I have seen this one bloom...has a powder room scent to them..

Thanks in advance!!


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RE: Help with a Dendrobium ID

It is a "Cattleya" hybrid and it will be almost impossible to find the name.

RE: Help with a Dendrobium ID

Not a Dendrobium. As Arthur says, probably a Cattleya hybrid. Where did you get the "hard cane" idea? - Ian.

RE: Help with a Dendrobium ID

Ok, I'm not an orchid professor, so I may be wrong on the type, I do have 12 or so Blc. Mount Hood 'Mary'. I can drop a picture of the entire plant in my next post, but compared to my other Catts, this plant has log, thin p-bulbs that reach 24" - 36" in height with two leaves at the top. The leaves look much rounder and thicker than my Catts. Picture to follow..

RE: Help with a Dendrobium ID

One of the orchids used in the breeding of "cattleya" hybrids is Cattleya bowringiana. It has the plant form you describe.

I have "cattleya" in quotes because some hybrids look like a Cattleya but have no
Cattleya ancestors.

Have a look at the thumb nails. Plant form of those hybrids is just as varied as the flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Laeliinae subtribe set

RE: Help with a Dendrobium ID

Thanks for all the info...below is a picture of the orchid in question...I had never seen bi foliate hybrid Catts before so I was stumped...


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