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Another orchid plant with no Genus or Grex ID Help!!!!

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    Question Another orchid plant with no Genus or Grex ID Help!!!!

    This is another of my recent purchases made in the full knowledge that the tag had been lost.
    So here I am again asking for some help. I would be happy to know at least the Genus.
    Hope someone recognises it. The flower looks like Barkeria spectabilis but the lip is not the same.
    The plant is Bi-foliate, the spikes are pretty long and will bloom again fron nodes along the spike.
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    wat a big plant wud have thought it was some laelia but nope not with a branching spike hmmm very pretty

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    As I look at that flower and plant I have to believe there is Laelia anceps or a similar true Laelia as a parent or grandparent, despite the branched spike. Equally certain as a parent or grandparent is Brassavola nodosa or a similar Brassavola. But there is something else too. I would suggest Bc. (Bl.) Richard Mueller x Laelia anceps as a possibility. I can see why it reminds you of Barkeria spectabilis, but a Barkeria hybrid would have a more exposed column. Culture-wise, I would treat it like Richard Mueller. Like most NoID hybrids it may be virtually impossible to ever know for sure. Lovely, no matter what it is.

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    Now why didn't that cross my mind? I ADORE laelias and Mueller hybrids! It's a good lead... very pretty bloom!
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    So pretty. Love the flower. What a big beautiful healthy plant. I think it definately needs divided and shared. Lol.

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    I do not think there is any Laelia anceps in there but I suspect both Laelia albida and Brassavola nodosa are in the pedigree but not direct parents, since both of them impart very strong influences in their progeny. I believe it to be a Richard Mueller or a similar B. nodosa hybrid bred to a Laelia albida hybrid. The laelia albida can account for the bifoliate growth. I would say it is a Caulaelia snowflake hybrid.

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    Well look what I found
    x Gerberara grex Snow Ballet
    My guess was right, it looks very much like Caulaelia snowflake x Brassolaelia Richard Mueller. This Genus is called Gerberara and the hybrid Snow Ballet. If not exact, this is the closest.

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    Amey, I think you found it.

    Angela, excellent purchase.

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    Amey, YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!! I do beleive that this is my plant. Thank you so much for doing the search for me. I am still not able to look at some plants and tell their lineage, so you are always so helpful.
    The plant is huge and really needs some clean-up. I am not going to murder it but will surley be doing a light pruning. Would love to give you a cutting, but how would I get it to India !!! LOL.
    Again, I cannot thank you enough.

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    Well, I will not forget to collect it when I come to the Caribbean
    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    Amey, YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!! I do beleive that this is my plant. Thank you so much for doing the search for me. I am still not able to look at some plants and tell their lineage, so you are always so helpful.
    The plant is huge and really needs some clean-up. I am not going to murder it but will surley be doing a light pruning. Would love to give you a cutting, but how would I get it to India !!! LOL.
    Again, I cannot thank you enough.

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