Cattleya warscewizii sanderiana

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David, these flowers are great and huge.....and they look good even on this plant. 👌
 

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Don't know much about it, but it's really nice looking with a very intense lip! Scented?
 
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Quote from the OL website.
These are have incredible vigor and so far the flowers on those that have bloomed have the marmoration in the petals and sepals.
I’ve not seen any on mine yet.
The flowers have a slight scent but it’s nothing like as strong as the two gaskellianas.
 

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Quote from the OL website.
These are have incredible vigor and so far the flowers on those that have bloomed have the marmoration in the petals and sepals.
I’ve not seen any on mine yet.
The flowers have a slight scent but it’s nothing like as strong as the two gaskellianas.
So I was curious as to this description and never saw this petal description in my previous research on warscewiczii for my lecture on this species, I decided to ask Colombian experts on warscewicziis on this. It turns out this veining is a common trait in dark sanderaes and not given a color form name. So this ‘marmoration’ descriptor is a horticultural term used by OL, not in Colombia.

However, as mentioned in my previous post, marmorata is a dotted appearance that occurs in warscewiczii lip. It does sometimes happen on petals of one specific cultivar of warscewiczii called ‘Nutibara’, where dots appear along petal margins. I will get a picture courtesy of Orquideas Katia (Gustavo from Medellin, Colombia) later.
 
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The orchid world is full of surprising things.....what a beauty 👌 .....thanks for the photo and your explanations, Leslie.
 

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Beautiful, the flower looks like it's glowing, and the plant looks rather compact too!
 
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