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This is a discussion on Cattleya Mini Purple 'Coerulea' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Dorsetman I don't think you would dislike this one ; but I ...
Nothing wrong with your plant.
Cattleya Mini Purple's parents are C. pumila and C. walkeriana.
Your plant looks similar to C. walkeriana, except the lip shape is a mix in between both species.
If you search the web for C. walkeriana var. coerulea you will find plenty of similarities to your plant.
Analysing your plant I would say, the lip is exactly what a hybridiser has in mind when he crosses C. pumila with C. walkeriana. The beautiful blue veins on a broad lip that hasn't the boring shape and coloration of C. pumila and hasn't the strange looking shape of C. walkeriana.
Otherwise specially the petals could be larger. Considering that the coerulea clones of both species have never really large petals your plant isn't bad at all.
I like it and would be happy to have it in my collection.