Monday, February 1, 2010

Cattleya Mary Williams 'Azores'

Cattleya Mary Williams 'Azores' - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Cattleya Mary Williams 'Azores' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis is a plant from the Sonoma collection. Last fall I removed a lead and it has now bloomed. The rest of the plant is in a pot with rocks hoping that it will sprout.

The whole plant had scale which was cleaned off. The plant shows quite a lot of damage, more than can be seen on the plant picture. The newest growth looks fine. In two years at a minimum I can remove a good looking division.

This cross was registered in 1975 by Sea God Nursery and is Cattleya Henrietta Japhet x Dubiosa.


  1. That's nice. What are the main species in there?

  2. According to the RHS:

    Dubiosa = harrisoniana x trianae
    Henrietta Japhet = Eucharis x loddigesii
    Eucharis = Cowaniae x mossiae
    Cowaniae = Intertexta x mossiae

    That's as far as I'm willing to go. These are all old crosses, Dubiosa being registered in 1897.

  3. It's easy to see the loddigesii/harrisoniana.