any ideas what this is?

vtandreaNovember 4, 2011

This noid orchid formed a bud about a month ago and finally opened into this beauty. I have no idea what it is, but thought it was in the cattleya family when I got it. Do any of you know what type of orchid it is, if not the name? Thanks in advance.

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No ideas??? Is this posted in the wrong place?

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 12:47PM
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orchid126(z6, NJ)

From the looks of the flower I would guess it's in the cattleya family, but it would be good if you could show a picture of the entire plant.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 1:57PM
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highjack(z6 KY)

It's a hybrid cattleya.


    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 6:21AM
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Yep some type of cattleya cross. Probably a "mini-cat" splash type.There are so many that are so similar, nobody could really come up with a

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 7:52AM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

This looks like a Laelia x Cattleya. There are many such crosses. Here is an example that is similar to yours.

Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM217' x Lc. Hsinying Pub 'Albo Sanguinea'

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 4:35PM
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It's really hard to identify an orchid by a picture. Lots of crosses can look very similar. If it's a small bloom, it may be a mini-catt, which means it will do well under lights and will most likely bloom more than once a year. It's very pretty.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 7:22PM
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