Friday, April 8, 2016

Caulaelia Orchidglade (Caularthron bicornutum x Laelia undulata)

I saw this plant in the 2016 Puerto Rico Orchid Society show.  I was surprised when I found who the parents of this hybrid were because at first sight the plant doesn't really resemble its parents much.  On a closer look you can see the evidence of the Caularthron parent in the lip and that of the Laelia parent in the sepals and petals.  The hybrids of the Laelias and Myrmecophila that were once part of the defunct genus Schomburgkia, are becoming increasingly popular.

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