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Cattleya (Lc) Cypheri

This is a discussion on Cattleya (Lc) Cypheri within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Very Nice, Eric! Great job on blooming this lovely orchid....

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    Very Nice, Eric! Great job on blooming this lovely orchid.

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    Lovely lip on this cattleya. I like the mad, flash color of the lip!

    cheers,
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    Beautiful! Love it a lot.

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    WOW! Eric, this is outstanding!

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    Eric,
    This flowers are beautiful. I didn't know that C. Cypheri could be as beautiful as yours.
    The one I used to have looked more like C. forbesii.
    Do you know if C. purpurata was the seed plant or the pollen plant?

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    Really beautiful.

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    The 3rd photo is particularly nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Do you know if C. purpurata was the seed plant or the pollen plant?
    No, I don't know. The tag is "Laelia purpurata Gracicata x Cattleya forbesii". A german grower sold divisions of its plant few years ago. I bought this one in 2008 for 3$ !!!

    This is a small blooming this year because I divided the plant in spring. Last year, I got 3 spikes with 8, 6 and 5 flowers.

    Thank you Horst, Zain and Pavel.

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    Wow, Eric! Stunning photos of a really different beautiful Catt! I always expect C. purpurata to enrich a cross, but I wouldn't have guessed that C. forbesii would make a similarly significant contribution to the beauty of the hybrid. Do you know when the cross was first made?

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    The "hand made" cross Laeliocattleya Cypheri (vs natural hybrid Lc cypheri / Cattleya x cypheri) was made in 1897 by Cypher. Because, before the migration of brazilian Laelia into Cattleya, there was previously a Cattleya Cypheri (hardyana x loddigesii, 1907), I should write "Cattleya Cypheri 1897".
    Thank you Maura.
    Last edited by eorchids; September 25th, 2012 at 02:25 AM.

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