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This is a discussion on Cattleya warscewiczii v. sanderiana within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Natali, these color breaks on the petals are somewhat disturbing. I had the same thing ...
Natali, these color breaks on the petals are somewhat disturbing.
I had the same thing (less visible) last year with a mossiae. If you can see it this year in bloom, it's a monster and now... into the trash.
Your warscewiczii tipo is a beauty.
Yes, you are right. The pattern is disturbing and the plant goes into the trash how I said. However, I decided to let the flowers open first and take some more pictures. They might be helpful for some orchid lovers.
I feel better now. Of course I feel sorry for the plant and my efforts, but at least all my other plants I tested today are virus negative.
Absolutely agree! When I get such plants I keep them separated from my collection until get them tested for viruses and tests are negative. Sometimes I re-test them in 6 months and only then put them together with my other plants. However, the C. warscewiczii sanderiana was NOT from an old collection and has no clonal name. I bought it at the last Redland Festival. The vendor I purchased my plant from had many of them.
I know that my mossiae was virus-free when I got it. But I bought later a Cattleya gaskelliana in Germany which was virused (no doubt with the 1rst blooming). This is the guilty one !
Nataliwind, do you have a home test kit for viruses of various kinds? Or is this something you have to send away to have read. I don't have a huge collection (about 100 mostly mini catts) and think a home test kit would be smart. Thanks
Thanks Nataliwind, I guess I mainly wanted to know if I could test at home, so that answered my question.
Amazing flowers! Congrats
I am afraid that I have to say that I can count on my fingers ( and toes needed too ) the plants that I have bought even in the last few years, which have not made it very far into my collection ; the Grammatophyllum single bulb diivision which cost $60 (US) and was rotten when I got it home 12 hours later after the London Show last year; the Sobralia species wih dark purple underside to the leaves, which had turned to black on both sides before the leaves all fell off, and the stem started to go soft the day after the London Show this year, and so on....it is all very character forming you know. If I were a buddhist I would know tht in this incarnation the lesson I have to learn is patience and humility in the face of malevolent forces directed at my orchids....
BTW , according to the latest political news in UK, LOL = Lots of laughs... So, here's LOL to you .