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Cattleya harrisoniana alba ( maybe)

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    Default Cattleya harrisoniana alba ( maybe)

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    I bought this plant a few years ago, labelled as "Cattleya species - walkeriana - alba"
    I thought that the plant did not look much like my idea of walkeriana, but I was early into my cattleya love affair at the time, and could not really argue.
    When it flowered I was sure it was not walkeriana , although the flowers looked very familiar. Finally I tracked it down as probably loddigesii or harrisoniana , and the former is "fragrant" and the latter is not -and neither is my plant ; no smell at all, nice or otherwise. . So Harrisoniana , out of those two.
    Otherwise the plant very much fits the description, although perhaps the flower stem should be longer and the spathe bigger. and the flowers bigger too - mine are about 3 inches, whereas Jay says 4 ˝ inches. So maybe a hybrid, anyhow. But harrisoniana alba is ndear enough for my label - to identify the plant to me.
    And anyway, this years flowers are better then the previous two years, so maybe they will be bigger next year too...

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    Nice one Geoff, no matter the name!

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    Wow very nice Geoff and looks very close to Catt loddegesii alba too

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