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No ID .... Any clues?

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    Default No ID .... Any clues?

    This cattleya-like orchid was given to me 2 years ago and is now in
    bloom for the first time. I don't think it's a hybrid as it was found in
    the jungle in Southern Thailand and the blooms are small: 2.5" max.
    in diameter, but manifold. Any clues as to it's real ID? Thanks.
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    Michael this cannot be a wild plant, cattleya and alliance orchids are found only in central and South America, some Encyclias being found on the Carribean and south eastern states like Florids in USA. But no species are known from the old world. This is likely a bowringiana hybrid that was abandoned by the grower in the outskirts of some wild area. Unfortunately the orchid seems to be plagued by colour break virus, I would not mix it with your otherwise beautiful and healthy collection. (I say this because I cannot recommend anyone to destroy it as I know the pain.)

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    Hello Amey,

    Many thanks for the ID and diagnosis! Any progress on finding Slc. Riffe Red December????
    Kindest regards,

    Michael

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    I have seen this cattelya here in some old collections but can't recall the name. All of them without fail were badly deformed and virused. Not worth keeping, Michael

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    Apart from the flower problems, it looks a lot like Lc. Molly Tyler.

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