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Cattlianthe Fran's Doll Featured

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(Cattleya Yellow Doll x Cattlianthe Kauai Starbright)

LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
allow to dry between watering
HUMIDITY
50% is optimum
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
blooms in February

 

 

Treat as you would a Cattleya.

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CULTIVATION

The International Orchid Register

Cattlianthe Fran's Doll

Cattlianthe
Epithet
Fran's Doll
Synonym Flag
This is not a synonym
Synonym Genus Name
Sophrolaeliocattleya
Registrant Name
F. Aisaka
Originator Name
B.Kodama
Date of registration
01/12/1986
 
Seed parent
Cattleya Yellow Doll
Pollen parent
Cattlianthe Kauai Starbright
 

SOURCE: The International Orchid Register

 

 

Family Tree

Ancestral Species Percentages

  • C. luteola 25%
  • C. coccinea 15.63%
  • C. cinnabarina 15.63%
  • C. crispata 12.50%
  • Gur. aurantiaca 12.50%
  • C. forbesii 12.50%
  • C. loddigesii 3.13%
  • C. rex 1.56%
  • C. dowiana 1.56%

 

Family Tree

((C. luteola x (C. cinnabarina x C. coccinea)) x ((C. forbesii x C. crispata) x (((C. loddigesii x (C. dowiana x C. rex)) x (C. cinnabarina x C. coccinea)) x Gur. aurantiaca)))

 

 

Cattleya Yellow Doll (above)

crossed with

Cattlianthe Kauai Starbright (center)

Cattlianthe Fran's Doll

 

SOURCE: Blue Nanta

 

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

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This is a rescue orchid that spent a lengthy period of time fallen on its side in a collection.  This caused the orchid to grow horizontal and twisted and not vertical.

 

Future new growth, with proper staking, will eventually return the orchid to a vertical appearance.

 

 

Surprisingly, even in the current twisted state, it is in bud.  Visible in both images is the spike being exposed after carefully slicing the sheath that was in danger of being twisted itself.  There are approximately 6 buds in a cluster stretching from the leafs of the reed-like psuedobulb. Hopefully this spike can be trained to grow above the twisted plant and fully spread as a collection of a half-dozen yellow flowers each measuring 3 - 4 inches across.

Looking forward to watching this orchid develop.

 

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