A Christmas Cattleya jenmanii coerulea ‘cruzana’

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Well the venosa striping has continued to develop over the life of the flower. It’s quite striking now. Veining is now visible on the lip.
I‘ll make a new label and just call it jenmanii venosa.
I remember that the vendor said that the plant was an import from South America.
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I wonder what the genetics of this trait are like. I imagine that it is very recessive. leslie, any thoughts?
In my inquiries into venosas of other species, it seems like it’s a partial dominant trait that is moderated by the other parent. To pass through, the petals must be anthocyacin recessive in other parent aka whitish petals.

Perhaps try breeding this to an alba, white coerulea or selfing? It’s rare enough in this species to experiment to see the gene expression.
 

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