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Laelia anceps var. alba 'Aloha Starlight' AM/AOS division--first bloom!

This is a discussion on Laelia anceps var. alba 'Aloha Starlight' AM/AOS division--first bloom! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I purchased this division late last year. It's only one flower, I know, but it's ...

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    Default Laelia anceps var. alba 'Aloha Starlight' AM/AOS division--first bloom!

    I purchased this division late last year. It's only one flower, I know, but it's gorgeous!!!









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    That is a beautiful flower, congratulations.
    But, it could not be an alba with these purple marks on the lip. Here is a true alba form from Zainal.

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    Lovely colours and pattern on the lip !! Congratulations ! I think it is a semi alba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Lovely colours and pattern on the lip !! Congratulations ! I think it is a semi alba.
    I agree. BUT it is a beautiful orchid bloom!

    cheers,
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    Beautiful bloom. Makes me want one---especially the alba. WOW!

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    Beautiful variety. Love it.

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    Beautiful Laelia! Good growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Lovely colours and pattern on the lip !! Congratulations ! I think it is a semi alba.
    Indeed this is a semialba. Noticed that the dorsal seems a little reflexed, this could improve with culture. On the other hand that deep color in the base of the lip is wonderful. This is a sun loving species that grows to HUGE size. I hope yours do. It's a keeper! Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maria1971 View Post
    I purchased this division late last year. It's only one flower, I know, but it's gorgeous!!!
    I agree, the flower is gorgeous. Wonderful shape! Congrats!!
    Is it fragrant? What is the size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    I think it is a semi alba.
    As others have already mentioned.

    Nice pristine white! Makes an excellant backdrop for the colors in the lip.

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