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Schomburgkia superbiens alba type

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    Default Schomburgkia superbiens alba type

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    I have a hybrid of Schomburgkia superbiens alba with an unklnown alba Cattleya in flower. Could not find many superbiens hybrids on the net: anybody god an idea what it might be? As an aside the individual flowers don't last long: about 5 days one.
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    Lars, it is beautiful but I am sure it is not S. superbiens or alba form of that species. The flower form and lip are way off.

    It might be a hybrid with L. anceps in the blood.

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    Tom, I know it is a hybrid. Been researching superbiens hybrids and could not find anything conclusive. Could be a hybrid with anceps: is there a white form?

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    Lars, sorry I only read the title of your thread.
    There are few alba, semi-alba forms/varieties of L. anceps. Your plant may not be a primary cross.

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    WOW ! What a nice flower. And what is the plant growing in?? Looks like it is growing in the ground???

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    Looks like it is growing in the ground???
    No, I just moved the pot into the garden such that I could take a better picture.

    @Tom: I checked some pictures from SBOE who have superbiens x anceps. The flowers look similar and have more anceps in them than this hybrid. The flowers of mine are very droopy. Almost of something like a white mossiae or similar is in it too. So I guess, I'll never find out what it is exactly.

    It was also odd: the first flower only had 3 petals, which looked very much like superbiens, the next one 4 and each subsequent flower had bigger petals than the previous one.

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    Absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars.Kurth View Post
    No, I just moved the pot into the garden such that I could take a better picture.

    @Tom: I checked some pictures from SBOE who have superbiens x anceps. The flowers look similar and have more anceps in them than this hybrid. The flowers of mine are very droopy. Almost of something like a white mossiae or similar is in it too. So I guess, I'll never find out what it is exactly.

    It was also odd: the first flower only had 3 petals, which looked very much like superbiens, the next one 4 and each subsequent flower had bigger petals than the previous one.
    Just for fun, if you know anybody at a plant molecular biology lab, you could send in some tissue from the plant, by sequencing some genes, we could find out the parentage.

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