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Cattleya Mary Crowe (C.G. Roebling [gaskelliana x purpurata] x lueddemannia)

This is a discussion on Cattleya Mary Crowe (C.G. Roebling [gaskelliana x purpurata] x lueddemannia) within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Some of you may have seen some of the earlier shots I took of this ...

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    Default Cattleya Mary Crowe (C.G. Roebling [gaskelliana x purpurata] x lueddemannia)






    Some of you may have seen some of the earlier shots I took of this under my "G11" thread, but THIS what I've been waiting for! It was here to greet me when I got home on Wednesday, but I've slept for 2 days, so it took me awhile to get some photos I feel come near to deserving of it. As, I think, many others working with orchids and digital cameras have found, getting the color right is particularly difficult on the red-purple-blue continuum. This is certainly no exception. The photo here has far more red in it than the real flower - the lip is a very deep, nearly purple magenta, not what I consider a sort of fuschia pink, which this photo shows. Anyway, it has a lovely, light scent, but just a hint of the "coerulea" that the parentage promised. Explains why no awards for this 90 year-old cross so far. Still, it's a nice accent in the living room.

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    It's gorgeous Maura! I'd be very happy to have one!
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    It's a deeper purple you said? Picturing it makes me want one, I'd love something of a deep colouration. Most of what I have that has bloomed so far are pale or pastel. Very nice.

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    I agree, very pretty!

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    Very nice! Lovely one.

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    Wonderful hybrid Maura, It has nice shape and presentation to the flower. The reason for this one not being a true coerulea I think stems from the fact that there exist quite a few cattleya lueddemanniana coeruleas which are not true coeruleas. Cattleya C.G. Roebling coerulea when bred to bred to other coerulea always produces coeruleas.

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    Love it, Maura

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Wonderful hybrid Maura, It has nice shape and presentation to the flower. The reason for this one not being a true coerulea I think stems from the fact that there exist quite a few cattleya lueddemanniana coeruleas which are not true coeruleas. Cattleya C.G. Roebling coerulea when bred to bred to other coerulea always produces coeruleas.

    Thanks, Amey! You know, I think this plant is a division of a pretty old (maybe 20-30 years) hybrid. I think they knew what they had with C.G. Roebling 'Blue Magic', but the luddemanniana just says 'v. coerulea', so it could well be the culprit. That makes sense to me, and makes me wonder how beautiful a successful Mary Crowe cross would be. The tepals started out whitish pink, turned to blush pink, light pink, and are now a shade or 2 deeper than "bubble-gum". I'll try to get a shot of it up later this morning.

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    Beautiful!

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