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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Jun 3, 2017 5:46 PM CST
Just wanted to know what the parentage is of this grex? It is an interesting color, reminds me a great deal of Bc. Maikai. That grex is C. bowringiana times B. nodosa. This is very similar.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2017 6:05 PM CST
Hi Bill, I really don't know much about orchids at all and it seems names are changing all the time! When I got this one in 2009 it was labeled Laelia purpurata x Bl. Richard Mueller; then at some point, I was told the name had changed to Brassolaeliocattlya then not long ago someone said it is now called Brassocattleya 'Sunset Glory'. Blinking Our database shows parentage as:
Richard Mueller X Cattleya purpurata

We have this one in our database that kinda looks similar:


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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Jun 4, 2017 5:56 AM CST
Well Laelia purpurata has been reclassified by some taxonomy geeks as Cattleya purpurata. When that species with its 8 inch flowers is used as a parent over Cattleya bowringiana in "maikai", the flowers will be larger. Bowringiana has 3 1/2 flowers. Resulting hybrid flowers are often close to the size of the average of the two parents.
Richard Mueller supplies the spots and starry shape.
Brassavola nodosa, in the background of both, imparts more new growths, more blooms and night time fragrance. It produces spots in the lips of its progeny as well. Major drawback=reduced flower size.
Thank you very much for the parents. It is a neat hybrid. I tip my hat to you.
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