As a comment about Orchid (Cattleya Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'), plantladylin wrote:

I purchased this Orchid at one of the local Big Box stores because I loved the look of the orchid pictured on the label, a Cattleya in a deep red/burgundy color. While repotting I discovered another (different) label buried in the potting medium. When the plant bloomed it turned out to be the one on the buried tag, Lc. Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'.

The plant label reads as follows: Laeliocattleya Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'. I always get very confused at Orchid nomenclature so I did a little research on the internet and read that Tropical Pointer is a generic term for any cross between Laeliocattleya 'Tropic Glow' and Cattleya 'intermedia' and the clonal or cultivar name is 'Cheetah'.

This orchid is very different from the one I thought I was purchasing but it's a nice addition to my plant collection and I do like the pretty blooms.

Sep 21, 2016 11:23 PM CST
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This orchid has been renamed to Cattleya Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah' and its parents are now considered to be Cattleya Tropic Glow X Cattleya intermedia, as per:
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
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Last edited by Australis Sep 21, 2016 11:24 PM Icon for preview
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