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This is a discussion on Orange-red mystery Cattleya - In full bloom finally! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Also the L. briegeri will feature as a grandparent, not a direct parent most likely....
Also the L. briegeri will feature as a grandparent, not a direct parent most likely.
The whole plant looks great, and super healthy love it
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What a magnificent orchid! Your photos, of course, are stunning. Thanks for sharing such a beauty.
Interesting pattern on those.
Just to show how much color can vary depend on the light it's seen under, I photographed the mystery aurantiaca/briegeri hybrid at noon today (the other photos were in the afternoon. Since I'm not at home, I don't have my lighting and background equipment and I'm working within the time confines of available light. Claude Monet knew all about this of course, and spent a lifetime illustrating the effect of light on color - often in very structured ways (See the Haystacks series, Rouen Cathedral Series, etc.)
Anyway - I'm amazed at what a chameleon this orchid is - in this light it looks like a combination of mango and lemon. I'm hoping it might help solve the id mystery.
The answer to the mystery plant is likely to be Blc. Rustic Spots which is Bl .Richard Mueller x C. Landate, and an extremely variable hybrid.
It occurred to me that I had seen something on another orchid forum that looked enough like it to be a twin. Then I Googled the name. The good thing is that it looks like it could be one, and the bad thing is that it looks like it could be one. Bottom line: I don't think we'll ever know for sure unless someone steps up with some identification. Which is why I said 'likely' and not 'is'. I love it anyway.