"Clone" is a very loose term when it comes to orchids and I think it can be used to refer to any orchid (noun). An orchid that is made by asexual propagation is a cloned orchid.(verb) Any orchid can have a varietal name or a name in single quotes - usualy referred to as the clonal name. Any orchid, that is asexually propagated, should have the same name as all others with the same exact genetic background. Thus any orchid can and may be referred to as a clone, but not all orchids are cloned. Now I'm confused!!! It's my understanding that alba means a lack of purple. I always thought that sib cross was a crossing of two orchids from the same parents (both).