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Cattleya conundrum

This is a discussion on Cattleya conundrum within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This past summer I repotted several of my catts. Somehow I placed two name tags ...

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    This past summer I repotted several of my catts. Somehow I placed two name tags in one pot. So not knowing which was which, I figured I'd just wait til one of them flowered and search for which was what. The plant that I had placed two tags flowered and that situation has been resolved to my mental satifaction.... Well, to make things more difficult....nothing with me is ever simple....yes, we've all been there! I now find I have two plants and only one tag. So I have waited for one of the remaining unidentified plants to flower and I thought this would resolve the problem.... Well, today one of them began to open so I tried to do a search of the name on the tag, Blc Haw Yuan Ruby. Can't find it..... I can find lots of catts that begin with Blc Haw Yuan..... but not Ruby... So if anyone can help, this is the flower that started opening today... but I don't know, is this Ruby.... or maybe Mary Jane... or Zelda ... or????



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    Howard, how about Rhynchosophrocattleya (Rsc.) Haw Yuan Ruby. Until recently, this was a Blc until the Laelia ancestors (purpurata, tenebrosa & cinnabarina) were reclassified as Sophronitis & what was once Brassavola digbyana was moved to the genus Rhyncholaelia. Thus, it lost both the b & l of Blc! This probably explains why you couldn't find a Haw Yuan Ruby, if you tried a search using Blc. (I sometimes think taxonomists just like to confuse us all!)

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    Whatever they call them, the bigger and floofier they are, the worse they do on my porch. I just love the pretty flowers you all manage to bloom....Great Job!
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    Howard I found a pic of it (a google search brought up a couple of pics) and am sending it to you in a PM...what was the other tag?
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    Nice one!!! Sorry I can't help with the ID...there are just too many hybrids out there!

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    Thanks to Ron the tag issue has been solved!




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