Thanks. I've never really thought too much about this as I grow mostly species, but I believe you are correct. It's funny as one of the few hybrids I have is Hardyana and not x hardyana.I thought 'x hardyana' was used for a natural hybrid and 'Hardyana' for a man made hybrid (same parents)????
What are the reasons I’m curious. Also is there a wing tip on column?I’ve had a discussion on a facebook Cattleya group and it looks like this plant maybe the natural hybrid x gravesiana, a cross of lueddemanniana and mossiae. It would explain the vigorous growth, plant size and flowering season. Whether it is originally a wild collected plant or a man made hybrid nobody knows.