Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
This lawrenceana can carry up to 16 flowers - that’s a lot of flowers! As with all lawrenceana the flower shape is poor, with floppy petals, and the most attractive part of the flower is the tubular dark purple lip. This cultivar of aurantiaca is a tetraploid, and the flowers are fuller and have heavier substance than diploid forms. The offspring mostly will be triploids. Plants will grow well and be very floriferous. These will resemble C. Guatemalensis (C. aurantiaca x C. skinneri) but with more flowers and a tubular lip
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description was written by Fred Clarke and details the expectation of this hybrid.
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