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Cattleya trianae semialba flamea ‘Kathleen’

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southernbelle

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Striking!! Mine is still blooming on the one lead (original two blooms), but the other leads aren’t progressing. At least not yet. Since it’s the first bloom of it for me, I don’t know what to expect.
 
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Striking!! Mine is still blooming on the one lead (original two blooms), but the other leads aren’t progressing. At least not yet.
Thanks SB, the other leads on mine might still bloom eventhough new growths are starting. Yours might too but best if they grow over this year to get stronger with new roots.
 

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Its a lovely flower.
Can I ask how you know this isnt a hybrid?
Several reasons:

1. It flowers during trianae season
2. Makes growths and roots as trianae
3. There are flamea forms of this species in great abundance from the wild
4. It was selected by well known cattleya growers
5. It is accepted as a true species by respected cattleya experts (including taxonomists)

If any of those criterias are in question (for any species out there), it creates a doubt. That plant will forever be questioned of its authenticity (such as walkeriana alba 'Kenny' or lueddemaniana semialba flamea 'Cerro Verde').

This plant fulfills the 5 criterias above, and is therefore by that nature, confirmed as a true identity to its name. It has never been doubted.
 

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