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A Ctna. Why Not question for the "hive mind"

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    Default A Ctna. Why Not question for the "hive mind"

    Well, I attended an orchid show this past weekend. While there, I noticed a vendor had a Ctna Why Not which had a rather odd form. Instead of the common round/typical Broughtonia shape to the flowers, the flowers instead reminded far more of flower like Lc Rojo or Lc Blazing Treat -- the more tubular lip and thinner petals. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a picture. I really wonder if the plant hadn't been mislabeled when he got it. So my question is, has anyone ever seen a Why Not that deviated so much from the norm?

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    It may have been a Ctna Why Not cross that was not labelled correctly

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    Ctt. (or Ctna.) Why Not can sometimes have a rather tubular lip and narrower segments from the Gur. aurantiaca parent. You would expect to see this more if someone did a sib cross or selfing of Why Not, or if the Gur aurantiaca parent is 4N. No guarantee, but it could be Why Not.

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    Yes I agree with Kirk, a selfing of Guaritonia why not could indeed give this result. It could also be a partial label, why not x aurantiaca matches exactly what you describe.

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    ...and this is precisely why identification of plants from flowers is near-to-impossible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    ...and this is precisely why identification of plants from flowers is near-to-impossible!
    Indeed! LOL

    Thanks for the input, folks!

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    I checked the images on Orchidwiz and it turns out that Ctna. Why Not has a wide variety of shapes and colors. It can be solid yellow, purple or the classic red. The shape of the throat and lip are variable also. Some are flat, some are tubular and others are elongated.

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    Most of the Ctna. Why Not's I have seen have a flat round form but I have seen several where the influence of Guarianthe aurantia appears stronger with a more tubular lip.

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