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Zygopetalum ID

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Brassavola Stars, May 23, 2020.

  1. Brassavola Stars

    Brassavola Stars New Member

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    Lower Hudson Valley, NY
    Hello All,

    I have the orchid in this picture. It is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I had a bad issue with my greenhouse and the plant was severely damaged. I would like to replace it but I don't know which hybrid it was. I know that this is a tall order as many of these Zygo hybrids look extremely similar and a NOID is always a NOID but I thought it was worth a shot. Additionally, this particular one has some distinctive features.

    The tag said B.G. White x Aganisia cyanea but I do not see how that is possible as I do not see any evidence in the flowers that this is a Zygonisia. Some clues to what it could be are that the lip is an intermediate mostly solid purple, the pattern contains inkblot looking spots with significant green spacing ( especially around the edges), and the petals and sepals are quite rounded at the edges.

    If anyone could help me I.D. this I would be very thankful.

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  2. Roberta

    Roberta Active Member

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    Coastal southern California
    Well, Z. B.G.White x Agn. cyanea is Zygonisia Skywalker ... so the cross does exist. Orchidwiz doesn't have a photo, but I agree that there isn't much sign of Aganisia cyanea in the flower. Found a few pix in Google search by the name, but none look remotely like your flower. There are a lot of Zygo hybrids with B.G. White in the background... good luck...