Friday, April 17, 2009

Laeliocattleya Callistoglossa in bloom

Laeliocattleya Callistoglossa - Photo by Richard Lindberg

In bloom in Sonoma. This is an unusual looking Cattleya flower. It is a cross between Laelia purpurata and Cattleya warscewiczii. I would never have guessed that Laelia purpurata was one of the parents. It is an old cross. I can't find the original date, but I see it used as a seed parent in 1907. It was re-made in 1985 and this plant is probably decended from that rather than the original cross.

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