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Cattleya: ID Help

This is a discussion on Cattleya: ID Help within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello, Yesterday, I saw a HUGE cattleya hanging basked that must have been over 60 ...

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    Default Cattleya: ID Help

    Hello,

    Yesterday, I saw a HUGE cattleya hanging basked that must have been over 60 years old. While I prefer my orchids to have some color and attitude, this white and yellow inflorescense had the most heavenly scent. Problem is, a 4" pot was $125; way out of my price range. Second problem is that I can not remember the name. I do remember it had "Passion" in the ID, but do not remember if it was specifically a Cattleya.

    Can someone help me ID it please?

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    Could be a white form of C gaskelliana or hybrid of it. Very difficult to ID white cattleya/

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    I've check in a name search but can't find the one I think it is. I'll keep looking. The price of this is crazy. NO WAY is a this plant worth the $125.00 asking price. Rip off price.

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    Classic white cattleyas are some of my favorite orchids. But the price is a little steep on this one. I can't help you with the name.

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    Nice... Its not a rip off if it is a nice big specimen plant that's over 60 years old...

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    Hi, paphioboy. Sorry for the confusion, the 4" cutting from the 60yr old plant was $125; the big one was not for sale for obvious reasons. I would like to try and find the name so I could find it elsewhere but may need to do some research for a comprable plant.

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    The classic Cattleya Bow Bells comes to mind, but I can't think of anything with "Passion" in it, unless it is a clonal name.

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