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Cattleya Dahlenburg Mini

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by orchidkarma, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. orchidkarma

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    A mini Cattleya hybrid from Karge in Germany, it is a cross between C. Daffodil x C. Hybrid (I wrote tot Karge but they could not remember what the other hybrid is...). I grow this mounted on a clay pipe, intermediate medium/high light.

    There are two registered C. Daffodil hybrids that I could find: Lc Daffodil (Lc Mercia x Laelia Jongheana) 1907 by Armstrong/Brown, and Ryn (Rhyncanthe) Daffodil (Rhyncholaelia glauca x Guarianthe aurantiaca) 1949 by Fennell. I really have no idea which one is involved here though...

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  2. Armando

    Armando Hobbyist gone wild

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    That is sweet!
     
  3. Pook

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    There's also a Blc Daffodil which is Blc Irma x Blc Trimabilis in 1940 by Sladden.
     
  4. orchidkarma

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    Thanks!! :) Ah, I did not know of the Blc Daffodil... thanks Pook. But I bet there are probably more out there... Daffodil seems to be a very popular name.
     
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    Just those three according to my '05 edition of OrchidWiz.
     
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    Gotcha, thanks! Dare to venture a guess which one is a parent for mine? ;)
     
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    I don't see any of Bc Daffodil in yours. No aurantiaca and no Rhyn glauca.

    Your photo does look like it could have some L. jongheana in its background, shape and colorwise. Lc Mercia is C. schroderae x L. flava. I couldn't find any photos of it, but the yellow in the lip of schroderae would be consistent with your photo if that trait carries through.
     
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    Thanks for putting your thinking cap on. :D I agree with you. Looking at photos of the possible parents involved (when available) I think the most likely background is the Lc Daffodil (Lc Mercia x Laelia Jongheana) too. Of course it is a hard call to make not knowing what the mystery pollen parent is...

    I find it a bit hard to grasp how a grower would not keep better track of their creations than this... then again, I just realized that I have written down the name off the tag worng........ should be Dahlenburg (the town the family Karge is from) not Dandenburg. :rolleyes:
     
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    Raelly beautiful regardless of the parentage!
     
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    Thanks! :) Unfortunately the flowers are pretty shortlived. This one has already dropped, lasted about 2 weeks.