Wow... this is McHard...
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This is a discussion on Catt IQ test within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ok Catt fans! It's time for an IQ test - we haven't done Catts yet, ...
Ok Catt fans! It's time for an IQ test - we haven't done Catts yet, so here we go...
The rules are:
Questions in this thread are allowed, but no guesses as to the actual cross. PM me your guesses. This allows more folks the chance to participate.
The starting clue is that this is a Cattleya primary hybrid. That is, one Catt species crossed with another Catt. species. The blooms are just shy of 5" top to bottom, and they have a delicate Catt scent.
The blooms appear a very light lavender, and not quite as pink as the photos suggest.
Even if your not a Cattleya expert, feel free to join in. It's a lot of fun and a great way to learn more about the species of this wonderful genus.
In addition to the IOSPE: http://www.orchidspecies.com/
take a look at these pages for ideas of Catt species:
Wow... this is McHard...
oh, I know, I know... is it a Paph?
real nice McQuizmaster.. errr.. mistress... errr....
I think the Catts are very hard - some are quite distinct, but many of the species, particularly the unifoliates, are very similar.
Still, it's fun to try!
Any laelia in it?
This is tooooo haaarrrdddd ..., McJulie!
Save us the troubles and give us mortals some good hints, will ya? Heheheheeee ...
hey Julie, would you say that if they looked at the shape of the petals that they will realise how easy it is... like taking a walk in the park! and I know, I know, you did warn me about giving away too many clues...
Ok, both are Catt species, but I will tell you that one is unifoliate (or labiata) and the other is bifoliate.
I think the bifoliate is easier to guess, so I'll offer some hints on the unifoliate:
The broad yellow throat is quite a surprise. I was expecting more than a bright yellow pinstripe in the throat with paler yellow shading outward on the throat. The paler yellow will come from the bifoliate parent. Don't look for the big yellow throated unifoliates. They'll be red herrings.
Hope this helps!