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Cattleya (Laelia) purpurata var. oculata

This is a discussion on Cattleya (Laelia) purpurata var. oculata within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Interesting for the lip not for the shape which is not the best. 1st home ...

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    Default Cattleya (Laelia) purpurata var. oculata

    Interesting for the lip not for the shape which is not the best. 1st home bloom. 2 more spikes. Slugs loved the buds !!!

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    Lovely Eric very beautiful lip I like it.

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    Still a beauty. Slugs can be so destructive to orchids.

    cheers,
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    I agree Eric - great lip

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    Quite a nice form!

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    I know three original plants collected in nature and they are C. purpurata var. oculata "Balde", C. purpurata var. oculata "Pedreira" and C. purpurata var.oculata "Do Frances".
    All of them look similar to your plant. Do you know the Cultivar of your plant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Do you know the Cultivar of your plant?
    No, I don't know.
    It is a division of division of division... of an old plant from Geneviève Lecoufle personal collection.
    Thanks for the informations, Horst.

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    Lovely Catt. Very nice lip .

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    Thank you.
    Here is an update in full bloom.

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