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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Cattleya aurantiaca

Travelling to Belgium for the first time in 2003, I picked up a flask from a lab in Liege -- it was labeled Cattleya amethystoglossa. I was very excited to have the vast majority of the seedling not only survive, but thrive, growing very quickly. However, when the first blooms appeared, it was clear that the flask was mislabeled.

Checking my references, I've concluded that this is Cattleya aurantiaca -- if I am mistaken, please let me know (use the comment link below).


  • At 7:58 AM, June 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just looked at your website shot labeled Cattleya aurantiaca. It appears to be a hybrid, probably with C. aurantiaca in its parentage. But the lip seems all wrong for that species (in the species, it is open, not enclosing the column), and the flowers look rather large.

  • At 4:58 PM, March 10, 2010, Anonymous Orchids-Flowers said…

    It´s definetly not a Cattleya aurantiaca. The flowers are much to big. Here You can see the Cattleya aurantiaca:
    Greetz from Chiang Mai

  • At 7:22 AM, August 05, 2010, Blogger masweylord said…

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