Help with a Dendrobium ID

Joe74(6)December 13, 2011

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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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

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

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 3:43PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

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

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 8:32PM
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Joe74(6)

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..

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 8:29AM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

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

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 1:20PM
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Joe74(6)

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...

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 2:40PM
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