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Fragrant Purple Cattleya from Puerto Rico - can't find id

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    Default Fragrant Purple Cattleya from Puerto Rico - can't find id




    I have the id for this purple Catt. - or, I hope, Ceci does - but I can't find it. It's from one of the Puerto Rican Vendors we visited in January and it was part of his own collection that I persuaded him to sell. It has an average of five to seven blooms on each cluster (bowringiana influence?), with a lovely light fragrance.


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    My guess would be Gur. skinneri which is synonymous with Gur. deckeri. They can also be identified as C. skinneri or C. deckeri because they were recently moved from cattleya to Guarianthe. Bowringiana looks pretty much the same but it blooms in the fall while skinneri blooms in the late winter to spring.

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    Beautiful blooms, Maura. Nicely photographed.

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    I don't think of skinneri as being fragrant so maybe I'm wrong on the ID.

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    Looks a lot like C Bactia, which is a primary cross of C.bowringiana and C.guttata.

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    beautiful blooms and photo, can't help with I.D.

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    Is this plant with me? The ones you left are not in bloom now, but I will look at the tags to see. I can also ask Eli to help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tradceci View Post
    Is this plant with me? The ones you left are not in bloom now, but I will look at the tags to see. I can also ask Eli to help us.
    I think it is - the tag says "no se vende" on it.

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