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Name this Orchid?

This is a discussion on Name this Orchid? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think I agree with Ron on this one. Most likely it is C. Portia ...

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    I think I agree with Ron on this one. Most likely it is C. Portia var. coerulea.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    It's just plain beautiful!

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    Tmai,

    When was it taken, and about where in the display house (when you first go in through the revolving doors on the right?)...

    I believe that MSBG has a few Cattleya Portia, but the photographed plant doesn't have the typical C. Portia characteristics. The photographed plant has two lines on the labellum, the labellum not completely encircling the column, and there being only one leaf (as it looks). This looks more like a unifoliate x bifoliate, I was thinking more C. skinneri than C. bowringiana...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahon View Post
    Tmai,

    When was it taken, and about where in the display house (when you first go in through the revolving doors on the right?)...

    I believe that MSBG has a few Cattleya Portia, but the photographed plant doesn't have the typical C. Portia characteristics. The photographed plant has two lines on the labellum, the labellum not completely encircling the column, and there being only one leaf (as it looks). This looks more like a unifoliate x bifoliate, I was thinking more C. skinneri than C. bowringiana...

    -Pat
    Pat, C. skinneri is one of the parents of C. Portia.

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    Pat, the orchid was on the right as you first entered the orchid/brom house. It was photoed in Nov and sat with a large group of blue orchids. Here is the pic of the grouping; I think this is the one on the far bottom left.
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    Look at all those bloomin' blue Catts!

    Lovely!

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    November would be the appropriate time for Portia to bloom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Pat, C. skinneri is one of the parents of C. Portia.
    Yes, but I thought that it is a unifoliate x bifoliate, the parent bifoliate perhaps being C. skinneri rather than C. bowringiana...

    Those plants have blue tags... so it was purchased through a grower. Because it is a Cattleya, it would also mean that it is a hybrid. I'll be there tommorow, and I'll drop in and search for those plants...

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    C. Portia is C. bowringiana x C. labiata; the first parent being bi and the second being uni.

    Skinneri x labiata would be C. Blue Bonnet;
    . . .". . .x maxima would be C. Eclipse;
    . . .". . .x schroderae would be C. Suavis;
    . . .". . .x warneri would be C. Susanniae;
    . . .". . .x mendelii would be C. Julienne;
    . . .". . .x mossiae would be C. Kiwanda;
    . . .". . .x trianae would be C. Eva's Sugar Candy;
    . . .". . .x lueddemanniana would be C. Drago Strahija.

    So there are your skinneri choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    C. Portia is C. bowringiana x C. labiata; the first parent being bi and the second being uni.

    Skinneri x labiata would be C. Blue Bonnet;
    . . .". . .x maxima would be C. Eclipse;
    . . .". . .x schroderae would be C. Suavis;
    . . .". . .x warneri would be C. Susanniae;
    . . .". . .x mendelii would be C. Julienne;
    . . .". . .x mossiae would be C. Kiwanda;
    . . .". . .x trianae would be C. Eva's Sugar Candy;
    . . .". . .x lueddemanniana would be C. Drago Strahija.

    So there are your skinneri choices.

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    Or the Skinny on the Skinneri !!
    Cin

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