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This is a discussion on This time a Catt... or two... within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Korxi thats: Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya bowringiana <- those are species right?? ...
Diane, I'm not so sure you're right about the color. Most Bc. Maikai 'Mayumi''s are lighter, but I've just looked through more than a dozen different photos and about a third are as dark as Christian's. One specimen plant showed both colors on the same plant.
Lc. Richard Mueller also does a color shift after the blooms open. That a cross of B. nodosa x L. milleri. I'm betting the Brassavola Nodosa causes that. You don't see it in the species, because it's white (hence no pigments). But there must be something going on chemically in the flower that alters any pigment that's present as the flower ages. It's not evident until the nodosa is crossed with a parent that introduces pigment.
This is just a theory - anyone know more about this?
This would be a perfect time for Bruce to take the server down for more maintenance.
What a great windowsill. Room for many more orchids. Very pretty blooms on all of them, you have a nice collection started.
That plant looks great and very decorative too in the pot, I can't see potting media...time to fill it in. I like your large window and I see many blooms I don't think its the clone Bc. Maikai 'Mayumi' HCC/AOS... Maybe just a Bc. Maikai or a cross with it
Thank you all for kind remarks on my windowsill - makes a little newbie happy The bedroom windowsill is even more crowded - but they're all "sans flowers" at the moment:
Another flower opened during the night (the lip isn't fully opened yet..):
And I agree that it probably isn't 'Mayumi', but I'm kinda ceartain that it is just Bc. Maikai. After reading up on the charactaristics I found that this plant has them all - spots on both front and back of petals and sepals, evening scent, a lot of flowers at once (I can see that there has been a spike on every growth!) and last, the three flowers open now are all in different shades of purple/pink - as you can see from picture 1 to 2.
I dont know if some cross with Bc. Maikai, might also bear all the charactaristics though..