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UFO Old White Cattleya Orchid Cross

This is a discussion on UFO Old White Cattleya Orchid Cross within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I pretty much never buy NOIDs. I saw this blooming from across an old greenhouse ...

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    Default UFO Old White Cattleya Orchid Cross

    I pretty much never buy NOIDs. I saw this blooming from across an old greenhouse full of very old vintage plants. The owner gave me a few possibilities. But if it stays NOID, I'm ok with it.
    This is what my idea of a cattleya bloom should look like. Each of us how have their own perceptions...but this just does it for me.

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    Love this pretty old hybrid UFO or NOID notwithstanding.

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    It has the amazing fragrance that is simply not the same with modern day hybrids. I love it!

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    Lovely, lovely nice shot too.

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    You know if the world was right and the moon, stars and planets were aligned just right, someone would know this one.
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    You just can't beat a classic white cattleya. Beautiful!

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    I love the title!!
    I love the great white flower!
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    Cathy, I had a good look at it and remembered seeing something like it in an old catalogue and true enough it was listed as an alba form of C percivaliana var Grandiflora.

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    Oh my gosh, I think you may be right. I was just saying how much it looked like a species such as percivaliana to a friend that stopped over. Thanks so much. I'm going to call this woman and ask her if she remembers ever having it.
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    It is lovely, there is something really delicate about white orchids. - martha

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