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Schombocattleya Dulatiaca alias.......

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    Default Schombocattleya Dulatiaca alias.......

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    Schomburgkia undulata ( alias Laelia undulata in the recent game of general post in the cattleya alliance ) x Guarianthe aurantiaca ( which was Cattleya aurantiaca when I started growing ).

    Flowers almost 3 inches across, and this interesting 19th century colour ( that's how I see it - very Victorian - "old rose" ).
    I bought it in early bud at the recent British Congress , knowing nothing about it ; as I haven';t got any Schombo hybrids, and the genus flowers well for me.

    BTW the proper name for the hybrid gebus now is Laelianthe - , abbreviation Lnt.
    Bred by Rod McLennan ( I don't think that nursery still exists ) in 1965.

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    Fantastic!! Apart from all the gobbly gook in sorting out the name I would certainly love to have one of these "old rose" Schombs.
    I love the Close-up shot. Congrats.

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    OOOOOOOOOOOh that is great, I like the flower form and color, lucky you

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    Oo-er! Bit scary but gorgeous. What a wonderful thing to have blooming- well done Geoff! Very special and enviable!!!

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    A very lovely old cross Geoff. If I'm not wrong is that the same Rod McLellan of California?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    A very lovely old cross Geoff. If I'm not wrong is that the same Rod McLellan of California?
    I think it was, but he/they either went to Hawaii or had a branch there ; when I started with Vandas - about 1990, I had to import myself as no-one in UK sold them, and used to make up the box-full from Thailand or Honololu with spare plants which I advertised and sold ; and I had the idea of expanding my "business" so did one importation of Odont/Onc hybrids from him- I still have some Alcra.Winter Wonderland "White Fairy" from that buy - which I couldn't sell , no one had ever seen it here, and no one believed my description (!) - of course this was pre-internet and pre-digital photography , making that (selling unknown things from an unknown dealer - me ) rather difficult . I remember the story was that he couldn't sell Alcra etc , no market for them over there, so he was moving his nursery down to a lower level on one of the mountains to grow warmer growing stuff and clearing out his stock cheaply.
    After a couple of years all the UK nurseries caught on to the idea that Vandas sold well, and I never was a good trader anyway ( I think it needs a different mentality from mine ) so I gave up. But yes, same people, I'm sure. I think he also did some good paph hybrids at one time - obviously a versatile chap, with wide ranging interests - a pity I never met him, I think we might have got on well .

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    wow didnt know they came in that shade....we have one with 2 spikes now....wen the blooms open ill post pics....darkkk burgundy with orange undertones..waxy......interesting

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    Beautiful! I love the color and the ruffling of the petals, thanks for posting this unusual looking cat. - martha

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    Thanks for the little bit history of orchid history, Geoff. Some of my friends here used to import phalaenopsis from Rod McLellan from their farm 'Acres of Orchids' in San Fraancisco in the 1970's. He used to produce some warm tolerant Oncidium intergenerics from Hawaii and I believe he was one of the pioneers in this field. The generic name for a trigeneric is named after him ; McLellanara = Brassia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium. I am sure you and him would have hit it off if you had met him.

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    Goeff,

    You may not be a good sales men, but you are a good story teller.

    Schomburgkias and Schomburgkia crosses remind me of wine bottle openers.
    And your plant remind me of red wine.
    Consequently, I have to open a bottle right now.

    Cheers!

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