Need opinions on this one - besseae complex

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silence882

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Hi all,
I grew this from a flask I bought as dalessandroi. But it doesn't look like one to me. I suspect it's a Jersey (besseae x dalessandroi) or some other mix of dalessandroi and besseae. This is its second blooming. I've bloomed 3 others and they all had a similar shape. What do you think?

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FrankRC

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This plant is Phrag. besseae. Unless you know the provenance and physical characteristics of the parents it would be impossible to definitively identify this plant as v. dalessandroi. The reason you are having such trouble identifying this plant is because there are different forms of besseae that can’t be consistently differentiated from one another by any means other than the tag in the pot.
 

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