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Laelia tenebrosa

This is a discussion on Laelia tenebrosa within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; beautiful orchid! i like the colors on this species!...

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    beautiful orchid! i like the colors on this species!

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    They are more tenebrose then - simce that is what it means. This is a real orchid. Lovely , and lacking the pristine perfection of the umpteenth generation hybrids with their polypoidal DNA and worth far far more to all species lovers ( me , at any rate).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    They are more tenebrose then - simce that is what it means. This is a real orchid. Lovely , and lacking the pristine perfection of the umpteenth generation hybrids with their polypoidal DNA and worth far far more to all species lovers ( me , at any rate).
    When I saw how it grew and the flowers I couldn't leave it at the store. Species can be so much simpler to understand and grow...which is why I'm becoming a species lover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desdinova View Post
    I'm curious--do you know what the parents were?
    When the name of the plant is not capitalized, in orchids, that denotes it is a species. A species is a plant that grows exactly the same in the wild. While it may be a clone, unless there is a natural "var or variation" normally there is just the name, such as Laelia tenebrosa. You will see tenebrosa that are lighter or darker in color, but they always carry the same look. Sorry I didn't see your question yesterday or i would have answered you sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    Nice blooming.

    How long the flowers will last in FL? I used to grow this species...if I remember it right, the flowers don't last long here, ~10days, two weeks for the very best.
    I brought them in the house as soon as they bloomed. I will let you know how long they last. I honestly don't remember how long they will keep, but I thought it was closer to 3 or 4 weeks last time. One of the benefits with the compact cattleya is they remain in bloom much longer than some floofies and catt species. My perrinii is only in bloom for a week sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    When the name of the plant is not capitalized, in orchids, that denotes it is a species. A species is a plant that grows exactly the same in the wild. While it may be a clone, unless there is a natural "var or variation" normally there is just the name, such as Laelia tenebrosa. You will see tenebrosa that are lighter or darker in color, but they always carry the same look. Sorry I didn't see your question yesterday or i would have answered you sooner.
    BTW there are a few special clones of tenebrosa which have been meristemmed - I have "Pine Knot" and another one, which I just forget - but they are still pure species of course.

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    Originally Posted by Desdinova
    I'm curious--do you know what the parents were?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    When the name of the plant is not capitalized, in orchids, that denotes it is a species. A species is a plant that grows exactly the same in the wild. While it may be a clone, unless there is a natural "var or variation" normally there is just the name, such as Laelia tenebrosa. You will see tenebrosa that are lighter or darker in color, but they always carry the same look. Sorry I didn't see your question yesterday or i would have answered you sooner.
    Connie,
    Desdinovas question was:
    Does the label on your plant indicate the parents of this plant (example: C.(L) tenebrosa 'Fumacina' x C.(L) tenebrosa 'Capivara').
    Nowadays many commercialized species are the offspring of selected plants which have clonal names.
    Or does the label indicates to be a clone?

    By the way Laelia tenebrosa is now Cattleya tenebrosa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Originally Posted by Desdinova
    I'm curious--do you know what the parents were?


    Connie,
    Desdinovas question was:
    Does the label on your plant indicate the parents of this plant (example: C.(L) tenebrosa 'Fumacina' x C.(L) tenebrosa 'Capivara').
    Nowadays many commercialized species are the offspring of selected plants which have clonal names.
    Or does the label indicates to be a clone?

    By the way Laelia tenebrosa is now Cattleya tenebrosa.
    My tag only says; Laelia tenebrosa. Sorry....no other information.

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