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This is a discussion on Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' (so they said) within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This gorgeous catt had a tag somewhere, but no one could find it and they ...
This gorgeous catt had a tag somewhere, but no one could find it and they thought they remembered it being Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' - if that's wrong, feel free to correct the mistake - I was a little frustrated that this, of all places, would have such trouble keeping orchid ids.
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That is totally Rlc. Greenwich. I have one in bloom now too. Lovely orchid Maura. The color will fade a bit too - which I actually like.
I can't tell you how thrilled I am that 1) we have a positive i.d. and 2) it's such a beautiful plant - it really lifts my spirits. I've become quite the green catt fancier these days - actually, ever since I saw a stunning bank of them at Longwood in October - it just took me awhile to find some!
Rlc. (Rhyncholaeliocattleya) Greenwich = C. (Lc.) Ann Follis x Rlc. Lester McDonald. The clone "Elmhurst" has 2 white markings on the lip that yours doesn't. Awarded clones measure from 18.5 cm to 13.9 cm. Yours is an unnamed clone but a good one, if you submit it for judging inscrbe it as a regular Greenwich. Definitely Rhyncolaelia digbyana on it's background (good eye!).
Jose - where are the white markings? One of my blooms has a good bit of white around the margin of the lips - probably not the right markings, but I wonder whether it's a different clone that's been named - I know, for instance that there is a clone named Killarney that looks a lot like 'Elmhurst' - and I know there are Greenwich clones that are all green ('Misty Lime', for one) I'll have to look up the parents to see where this purple lip goes in and out of the genetics. Thank you for the info. The bloom measures 6 1/4" across, whatever that is in cm. The other one - the all-green floofy, has blooms that measure 7 1/2 inches across - the largest I've seen in my short experience.
So, maybe you'll have to come up with a name for it...
Lovely flower. Greenwich is a very nice hybrid.
Very pretty Blc Greenwich. Not sure about the clone.