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1st Catt. hybrid ever created

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    Default 1st Catt. hybrid ever created

    This is C. Hybrida which was the first Catt. cross made. It was created back in 1863, made from two Cattleya species: C. loddigesii x C. guttata. Mine is not as spotty as some but I love it anyway.

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    That is so cool, Ron. These plant and their histories are really amazing. Thanks for the info on this one! It is beautiful.

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    It's charming, I really love the shade of pink.. or rose...

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    very nice smooth color!

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    Great! It's important that we don't lose these early plants, Judi

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    I really love the shade of pink.

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    Lovely pic! Thanks for the history lesson too!

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    Is that a fact !?! lol I wonder if anybody knows who made the cross ?! (I love facts !! :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by magooba View Post
    Is that a fact !?! lol I wonder if anybody knows who made the cross ?! (I love facts !! :o)
    That is fairly easy to find out the RHS keeps records of all orchid registrations. Hybrida was registered by Veitch. Vietch family were English nurserymen. I would suspect it was this gentleman. Veitch, John Gould - biography or his father, James http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=030...3E2.0.CO%3B2-O

    The history of the early years of orchid collecting is amazing. The Veitch family had people all over the world collecting rare plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    That is fairly easy to find out the RHS keeps records of all orchid registrations. Hybrida was registered by Veitch. Vietch family were English nurserymen. I would suspect it was this gentleman. Veitch, John Gould - biography or his father, James http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0307-1243(198923)17%3A2%3C135%3AJV%26SOE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-O

    The history of the early years of orchid collecting is amazing. The Veitch family had people all over the world collecting rare plants.

    That is cool! Thanks!

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