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what Laelia species might this be

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by David K, Oct 30, 2018.

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  1. David K

    David K New Member

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    The tag has been lost. Do you recognize this plant and know what the species is? It is probably a Laelia but might be a Laelia/Cattleya.
     

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an anceps cross.
     
  3. David K

    David K New Member

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    Yes, I think it is a L. anceps cross, possibly an intergeneric. Thanks.
     
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    GaryYG Active Member

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    Hi David,

    You are likely to have Laelianthe Wrigleyi [Guarianthe bowringiana x Laelia anceps], registered by Wrigley back in 1899.

    The glaucous [grey-green] leaves plus large sheathing bracts on the newly maturing pseudobulb [plus sheath at base of inflorescence] help point to the Gur. bowringiana parentage.

    Your plant seems to favour the L. anceps parent as the pseudobulbs are short and I can only make out a single leaf on each pseudobulb. That grex may produce taller pseudobulbs, either with one or two leaves.

    I hope that helps.

    Gary