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Vuylstekeara Cambria Plush

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by seidenfaden, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Vuylstekeara 'Cambria Plush'
    Vuylstekeara is an intergeneric hybrid consisting of Cochlioda, Miltonia, and Odontoglossum.
    This hybrid was cloned in 1920 and registered in 1931 and has been cloned extensively ever since, which has generated lots of discussion re the authenticity and validity of the different clones which are available today. The flowers are three and a half inches long.

    Here we see a beautiful modern clone of ‘Cambria Plush’, how far it is removed from the original clone? We can only guess.
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    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Lepetitmartien

    Thanks for giving me the correct name for my plant. I must confess that I have not kept up with all the new intergeneric changes in hybrid nomenclature. At my age I have difficulty keeping in step with the new Generic names. DNA analysis has a lot to answer for.
     
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  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Seidenfaden, I moved your thread to Orchid Hybrids. I hope you don't mind.
     
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    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that isn't a problem. Now all I have to do is to work out how I put them there myself. Also how to add the correct name to the heading.
     
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    lepetitmartien Active Member

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    My pleasure! (well, rather perverse uh? ;) I'm still trying to cope with my discoveries of the week…

    Vuylstekeara is still a legit synonym, but I'm the "taxopoliceman" elsewhere, it gives bad habits. ;) I'm glad anyway you keep this one alive and kicking it's near impossible to find while we keep up explaining in France that Cambria i-s n-o-t a Genus, and that evil gross producers put it a their sauce to the point it means nothing. We need Cambria 'Plush' pics to show the newbies: "see the truth, now come on the right side of the Force!"* lol

    (*and we have cookies)
     
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    emuehlbauer New Member

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    When I first started growing orchids in the 80's, Cambria "Plush" was ubiquitous in all the (few) stores selling orchids. It wasn't hard to grow and bloom either. I haven't seen it though for 15-20 years now....I wouldn't mind getting one again.
     
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    Just saw they had some at Paramount Orchids (USA) yesterday.

    They are difficult to maintain, they bloom, grow, re-bloom, but degenerate and die… It's bit the same misery as the Phalaenopsis Mini Mark, so cute and yet usually it will die too soon.