Cattleya loddigesii and Cattleya harrisoniana

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naoki

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Two plants which I got from Bela Vista flowered simultaneously this year. They used to flower in different time of the year. So I made a bit of comparison. I'm not completely sure if they are correct identification, but the differences described in Fowlie's book appear to describe these two plants mostly (more details in my blog post).

Cattleya loddigesii tipo (S6180, left) and Cattleya harrisoniana (S1308G, right),
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Cattleya loddigesii
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Cattleya harrisoniana
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Beautiful Naoki. I like the harrisoniana...that lovely dorsal is perfect.
 

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Yes, C. harrisoniana looks a bit cuter between the two plants. Also it was cool to watch the rapid transition from white to pink after the flower opens in C. harrisoniana. I don't remember if the color changed in the previous bloom, though.
 

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