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Another of my so called Nodosa orchids

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    Default Another of my so called Nodosa orchids

    I'm still confused as to what these orchid type really are as here in Cebu its called a Nodosa orchid while on net they seem to belong to Brassavola type-any ideas?Name:  IMG-C44A - Copy.JPG
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    Its a brassavola Nodosa- there are many varieties. No need to get confused...Think of Brassavola as the family (family name) and nodosa as its first name. I'm from Costa Rica and we have an alba variety which gives a very intoxicating scent at night, as they are pollinated by moths. My wife is from Western Visayas (Ilo Ilo). Beautiful flower, good luck.

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    Brassavola nodosa is a species. There are many other species in genus Brassavola as well, though Brassavola nodosa is the most commonly grown and most of the others are somewhat similar. But this is not Brassavola nodosa. This is a hybrid with Brassavola nodosa ancestry, but at least one other species involved as well, probably a Cattleya. There are over 400 registered first generation hybrids from Brassavola nodosa, and about a thousand total, and that is just the registered named hybrids. It is almost impossible to be certain of the precise identification.

    I'm not surprised to see Nodosa orchid used as a common name for Brassavola species and hybrids, since it is the most common species and a good example of this distinctive type.

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    thx for the input to my question---On further investigation i think i found its a Brassacattleya variety-closest ive come to for now.

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    Lovely lip.

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    That is a beauty, Mike. And I think it is fragrant too, as are a number of Brassavola hybrids.

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    3 of the types like this i have do have a scent-i just like these so much as very easy to grow--fast growers n flower lots--1 i have divide into 4 lots n each of these could be divided again next year-i have a few more ordered im waiting for to add to my collection.Thx Angel.

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