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Mini Cattleya Orchid in flower

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    Default Mini Cattleya Orchid in flower

    Does anyone know the correct name of this Catt-has small flowers that are fragrantName:  IMG_7237.JPG
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Size:  103.8 KB. Has to stems in flower and 3 more new flower stems appearing.

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    2 stems sorry

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    wow. looks cute. not seen this before.sorry can't help with the ID.

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    Pretty! Looks like it could have Laelia anceps in its ancestry but you'll never get a reliable ID, there are just too many hybrids out there...

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    for identification of this orchid.

    cheers,
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    Laelia anceps ancestry was suggested. This is possible, but the dark throat is more typical of a couple smaller species, Laelia rubescens or Laelia aurea. The shape of the flower also pretty clearly shows influence of Guarianthe (or Cattleya) aurantiaca - especially the narrow tapered lip almost without ruffles - but the plant seems too small to have Gur. aurantiaca as a parent. It would be helpful to know the size of the flowers and the plant, and see the shape of the pseudobulbs from the side,

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    sorry for late reply-net probs plus busy xmas---will take pictures asap as new set of flowers just come out--will take several shots of diff ways etc plus try show size of the flowers.

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    Reply to PaphMadMan-Hope these pics will help--thxName:  IMG_7264.JPG
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    Thanks for the additional pictures. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to narrow it down.

    Everything about it seems to suggest Laelia aurea as a parent of the cross. That is the species it resembles most, but it is clearly a hybrid. There are only 11 registered hybrids with L. aurea as an ancestor, but I just can't find pictures of most of them to compare. If it was my plant I would label it "L. aurea hybrid?"

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    Many Thx PaphMadMan for trying to help ID my Catt-Will use that for now in case cant be Id later-to me still a very nice small flower with nice sweet smell.

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