Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cattleya Callistoglossa

One of the plants I recently acquired from my trip to Cal-Orchid was an Lc. Callistoglossa.  This is a primary hybrid between Laelia purpurata and Cattleya warscewiczii (thus, Lc.).  However given that Laelia purpurata is actually a Cattleya (see Chadwick's article, which is supported by recent DNA evidence), I am calling it Cattleya Callistoglossa.  This is a tipo form that was just finishing blooming when I bought it - even at this stage with the flowers senescing the scent was amazing.  I also have an alba form of this, also from Cal-Orchid.

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