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Identify the Cattleya species

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    Default Identify the Cattleya species

    I got this orchid from a friend, but he has no clue about the species name. I took the picture two days ago. I am sure someone here can help me to identify it. Many thanks.
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    Looks like a virused bowringiana to me, I have seen several such plants across many botanical gardens in east and south Germany.

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    Yes, this plant seems to be virused (flower and leaves).

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    A picture of the whole plant would help decide whether it really is bowringiana , there are few bifoliates which get quite as big , but the flower texture looks a bit heavy for this species, or maybe for a species at all; and if its a hybrid, well the world is your oyster !

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    Does the new growth have many thick bracts covering the new bulb? If so, I think the likely ID is cattleya Meadii (bowringiana x forbesii), a popular but very old hybrid that clumps easily. Not sure about the virus thing.

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    I check out the photos for C. bowringiana, it looks like it.

    For the virus, is there any cure?

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    The lip looks not at all like bowringiana, but that's beside the point. Unless you're able to get this plant to produce a normal flower, identification will be futile.

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    Any identification beyond Cattleya hybrid is pretty iffy on a deformed flower, but it is quite obviously a hybrid. Might be a Guarianthe (C.) bowringiana hybrid, but the fairly open and ruffled lip didn't come from bowringiana alone, or in combination with C. luteola as was suggested. It may be virused but I wouldn't be certain of that without seeing the plant and flower after a year of good culture. What I can see of the plant suggests it may have been through some rough treatment rather than virus. I would definitely check the health of the roots and repot if you haven't already.

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    Thank you for the suggestion. It is currently mounted. I will upload a new photo of it later.

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