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Cattleya harrisoniana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by rico, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. rico

    rico Active Member

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    I've heard some people think this is just another form of loddigesii, but I got this plant as harrisoniana and it looks different to me so harrisoniana it shall stay unless I hear otherwise. I purchased it last year from an orchid society member and it has done pretty well for me. I was thrilled when I saw it had buds. It has four flowers, but one of them decided to grow in the opposite direction and it looks like it has only three. I tried to get some good photos but they're from my iphone so who knows what they'll look like. Anyway, I hope you like it!

    tiny c harrisoniana.JPG Cattleya harrisoniana open1.JPG Cattleya harrisoniana open2.JPG Cattleya harrisoniana lip detail.JPG
     
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  2. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Fabulous flower! Love the color inside the lip.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I do like it. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. MikeInOz

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    It's very nice. loddigesii flowers in spring from a dry sheath, harrisoniana flowers in summer/autumn from a green sheath. I consider them different.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Very nice and I like it, too, Carter.
     
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Very pretty!
     
  7. rico

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words, and thanks again to MikelnOz for the explanation!