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Cattleya purpurata var. mandayana

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    this is stunning... the diversity of colour in the Cattleya purpurata group is so wonderful that one can see a collection of orchids just based on these plants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    this is stunning... the diversity of colour in the Cattleya purpurata group is so wonderful that one can see a collection of orchids just based on these plants!
    There is in fact a book devoted to this subject - I have a copy -" Laelia purpurata - La Rainha - The Queen " - by L.C.Menezes - published in Brazil in 2009. I bought a copy at the last World (?) or maybe it was the last European, Orchid Conference. It illustrates , I think it is, 247 different varieties , which is a great inspiration - I have collected half a dozen so far - a long way to go ! But I have to admit that I have difficulty in distinguishing between a great many of them - maybe I could if I saw actual plants ? rather than pics.
    But even then, there are different forms. For example, the book illustrates
    3 different forms of var mandayana , and none is really close to this clone.
    The purity of the white part of the illustrated plant here seems exceptional. The nearest by the way is L.purpurata var mandayana 'Brigadeiro' where those extremely faint pink lines seen on the fringe of the lip of one of the flowers seen here, are more prominent almost extending to a complete flush of pink on one of the flowers in the book.

    You have an enviable plant - look after it !

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    Stunning !!! And thanks Geoff, I will be on a lookout for this book to drool for hours !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    There is in fact a book devoted to this subject - I have a copy -" Laelia purpurata - La Rainha - The Queen " - by L.C.Menezes - published in Brazil in 2009. I bought a copy at the last World (?) or maybe it was the last European, Orchid Conference. It illustrates , I think it is, 247 different varieties , which is a great inspiration - I have collected half a dozen so far - a long way to go ! But I have to admit that I have difficulty in distinguishing between a great many of them - maybe I could if I saw actual plants ? rather than pics.
    But even then, there are different forms. For example, the book illustrates
    3 different forms of var mandayana , and none is really close to this clone.
    The purity of the white part of the illustrated plant here seems exceptional. The nearest by the way is L.purpurata var mandayana 'Brigadeiro' where those extremely faint pink lines seen on the fringe of the lip of one of the flowers seen here, are more prominent almost extending to a complete flush of pink on one of the flowers in the book.

    You have an enviable plant - look after it !
    Not long time ago I started to visit this website more frequently and I decided to post images. Soon after I realized that the Dorsetman's comments are reason enough to stick with this website. Since then I'm looking almost every day for this caricature, character face and his comments. Thank you for making a difference!

    Now some words about Cattleya purpuratas. Some orchid growers in Brazil want to reinvent the wheel. Orchids are like people unique in look, size and shape. Who want to find small variations and want to make for each one a new variety will never end and will make everybody confused. I don't think that Miss Menezes want to create 247 different varieties. She want to illustrate the immense spectrum nature creates in the original habitat and specially with the help of orchid lovers in the artificial habitat by crossing the different colors and shapes again and again.

    The variety mandayana is defined by the non existing streaks inside the tube.
    After crossing them several times we got mandayanas in different colors. Then we have to make a decision. Do we call it still mandayana or we call it by the color (maybe carnea) or we call it mandayana-carnea?
    And at this point starts to get difficult. Each orchid society will invent a name.
    As long as Brazil doesn't have an institution like the RHS it will go on and on.

    Don't worry about the plant. It is in good hands. It has also some sisters and soon babys.

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    Stunning!

    Cheers,
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