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Help with Cattleya name

This is a discussion on Help with Cattleya name within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; BTW, I have a sheath coming in from another growth on the same plant. Its ...

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    BTW, I have a sheath coming in from another growth on the same plant. Its ~2weeks now and no sign of buds from it. Shud I cut the sheath?

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    Yes pretty sure it is Lc. Marie's song. The peloricity is because of the parent Cattleya cherry chip, but it is not a strong peloric parent, peloricity from this plant vanishes in the second generation hybrids. Also variation among siblings can be pretty high, so non pelorics do exist. About the sheath, unless you see the buds in there or atleast a swelling of some sort, do NOT cut the sheath, only if it becomes plump and still doesn't open , should you try cutting the sheath.

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    Thanks! then I will change the tag to Lc. Mari's Song.

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    Looked, at first glance anyway, like Cattleya Angel Heart - only a bit darker perhaps.



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    Yes Bruce, very much so Angel heart was my second guess, but I think Angel heart lacks the texture and substance , but it is quite possible with such a wide variation between siblings.
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    Looked, at first glance anyway, like Cattleya Angel Heart - only a bit darker perhaps.



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