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Lc. Canhamiana semi-alba

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by EdM, May 26, 2011.

  1. EdM

    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    Nashville, Tennessee
    I bought this as L. purpurata, but I dissected a flower and noted the fragrance. It looks like this plant is the hybrid Lc. Canhamiana (L. purpurata x C. mossiae). The strongly forward petals should have tipped me off. The flower on this plant has only 4 pollenia instead of the 8 that L. purpurata should have. It has a nice full-bodied fragrance similar to C. mossiae rather than the anise fragrance of L. purpurata. Also, the column is broad rather than narrow. So, I'll re-label this plant as Lc. Canhamiana and have a talk with the vendor I got it from.
    lindamarie and Kipper like this.
  2. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Redland, Miami FL, USA, Earth
    It's lovely, even if it's not what you thought you paid for.