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This is a discussion on Zygopetalum 'Rhein Moonlight'? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Great looking blooms. Have never tried zygos. Haven't seen any in the local nurseries that ...
Great looking blooms. Have never tried zygos. Haven't seen any in the local nurseries that I have visited.
Regardless of the parents or name, the blooms of this zygo orchid are so nice.
It appears that Galeopetalum Giant 'Rhein Moonlight' may the correct full name (Zygopetalum Artur Elle x Galeottia grandiflora).
Yes, Geleopetalum Giant is registered with the RHS. You can find it on their website.
Looks like the mystery may be solved! Thanks Angie, for getting me the right genus and grex to look for. I don't think anyone was able to find it before, because we were all going on the zygo clue. The actual taxonomy of this Zygopetalum Alliance hybrid is Galeopetalum Giant 'Rhein Moonlight' - AND it apparently was been awarded an AM/AOS. The parents are Zygopetalum Artur Elle and Galeottia grandiflora. "Giant" is considered to be an epithet by the RHS, and there is a synonym genus name - "Zygolum". Although the orchid was registered by an individual in 2005, the originator is listed as unknown, so perhaps the original nursery in Germany has been one-upped on this one. One would think that they would be shouting to the world that their cross won an AOS award, at least. I think I've exhausted this entire topic right now, so I'll just end with posting a few photos later under the proper ID.
Thanks to everyone who helped with this - it's really the first NOID I've had any success unravelling.
It is just gorgeous! Congrats.