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This is a discussion on A new Orchid game within the RVO's OrchidTalk Contest Winners! forums, part of the And the Winner Is... category; Pic 4 - ploidy just throwing it out there ;-) Posted via Mobile Device...
Pic 4 - ploidy
just throwing it out there ;-)
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umm... the pink one... :-)
umm, I mean the one with the lightest colored lip...
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Ok folks I think it is time to reveal the answer. But first let me tell you that all of you were correct in one way or the other, all flowers really do look different in different characteristics, but the main difference was that one of them was a hybrid while the rest were all different cultivars of the same specie. Another trick that was in the options was that actually there were two pics of the odd orchid from different angles and it seems the trick worked no one was able to identify that. So the final answer is L2 and R3 attaching the images again for the sake of convenience.
These are the flowers of a primary hybrid, one which no one would be able to guess, it is Cattlianthe aurantiglossa (Cattleya amethystoglossa x Guarianthe aurantiaca), the reciprocal cross where Guarianthe aurantica is the pod parent, has very different looking flowers more like aurantiaca, but this one is a bummer looking more like the other which were all named cultivars of Cattleya intermedia. I start to question if there are really so many natural species or they just are natural hybrids that were created a few thousand years ago and now have stabilised in the population. Genetic studies such as these will be really fascinating.
The second at the right side.
This image is taken in a studio with black background.
All other images are taken in the growing area in the middle of other plants.
I can see a big problem on this game.
The two images pointed out as Cattlianthe Aurantiglossa (Cattleya amethystoglossa x Guarianthe aurantiaca) are not Cattlianthe aurantiglossa!!!!
They may have Cattleya amethystoglossa as a parent, They don't have Guarianthe aurantiaca as the other parent.
Guarianthe aurantiaca is a orange or bright yellow species and this colors are dominant over cream and pink. Look at images of Guarianthe Guatemalensis. In not one of this so called Cattlianthe aurantiglossa we can see the lip shape of Guarianthe aurantiaca which is totally different.
In my opinion this images show Cattleya Interglossa.
Afert viewing for a long time and trying to compare what differences i might be seeing, I have concluded that the odd one out is R2 (middle right).
The petals and sepals are different!
second row, right hand side. because it isn't as white as the rest and it's shaped different in some areas