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Could I ask for some thought on the identity of this orchid, please?

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    Default Could I ask for some thought on the identity of this orchid, please?

    This opened this morning. I had a label in the pot which said BLC California Girl (Orchid Library) Mericlone.

    However when it opened, it most certainly is not BLC California Girl. One of the Laelia family, with perhaps some Cattleya thrown in possibly?

    I do have a listing in my home-made orchid catalogue from 6 years ago for
    Laelia anceps intermediate x 'Melba' which seems to have disappeared off the shelves in the shadehouse.

    Could this be the missing plant, and my BLC California Girl has somehow - well - gone?

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    and finally the top of the flower spike.

    My thanks for anyone who may be able to offer some thoughts on what I've
    got blooming out there.

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    Looks like a very nice variety of L anceps.

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    Thank you for your reply, cattan. You don't think it's the x 'Melba' then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val72 View Post
    Thank you for your reply, cattan. You don't think it's the x 'Melba' then?
    Actually I'm quite confused by the name you gave. Is it L anceps x C intermedia, and I'm not sure what 'Melba' is. Is it a varietal name or is it another hybrid altogether ? I'm sorry but the best I can do is to say that your orchid looks like L anceps. I hope others more knowledgeable will give you a better answer. I don't have OrchidWiz , so can't check for you.

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    ancep x intermedia is Interceps. I suppose what you have might be Lc. Interceps 'Melba'

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    It looks like anceps or a hybrid of it to me. I had thought of L. sincorana at first but the lip isn't right for it.

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    Yes L. anceps or a hybrid.

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    Thank you so much, everyone. I'll re-label it L. anceps then. I'm much obliged to you for your help.

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    I'm not sure I would be confident labeling it as L. anceps, but certainly an anceps hybrid at least. How tall is the spike?

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    I would definitely say it is an anceps hybrid, but not an anceps...anceps isn't bifoliate.
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