This started opening on 2/14. I bought this as a small plant in early 2018. It is supposed to be Williette Wong 'The Best', but obviously not. Dratted Ebay! However it is nice, and it is fragrant as well.
I just weaseled it back into it's spot. You will have to wait until I pull them all out to water tomorrow, as I am too afraid of damaging the buds on the Cat next to it! My orchids are jigsaw puzzled together in what doubles as my sewing room.
Unfortunately I did not note the seller at the time, and ebay purchase history doesn't go back that far. This was an "accidental" orchid, being my 1st ebay plant purchase, and I fully expected to be outbid.
Beautiful bloom! Does look nothing like WW. Best to label it a NOID.
But interestingly about Cattleyas is that cloning can in fact not be 100% all the time. There is a percentage of failure in which the clone will deviate in color, in shape. Sometimes even looking more like one of the parents of the breeding. But! and sadly. Only the grower would be able to guarantee its breeding from blooming in table of flask mates.