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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Orchid ID needed

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eltel
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2001
11:32 AM

Post #12576

I thought it was a cymbidium, but the flower doesnt stack up to that description. Any experts got a view ?

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euphorbrom
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9A)

September 5, 2001
4:08 PM

Post #121887

Looks like Zygopetalum to me, cannot say which species or hybrid.
perLite
Petaluma, CA

September 5, 2001
7:58 PM

Post #121977

It sure does. Have you put a note in the Orchid forum? We have some good Orchaddicts around.
Is that baby fragrant? I kind of remember Zygos smelling nice.
eltel
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2001
10:16 AM

Post #122274

Sure does Perlite - thanks. I'll also post on Orchids to get more views but you guys seem to have got it.

El Tel
Ginge
Lebanon, MO

September 12, 2001
4:41 AM

Post #125850

Yep it is a Zygo . grows well with cymbidiums , Gin
eltel
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2001
1:57 PM

Post #125960

Hi euphorbrom,

Zygo it is - but I didnt realise just how many different species and hybrids there are. Checked out an "authority book" but I'm still confused. There seems to be so many variations of the main (blue?) petal. Anyway, thanks for the help

El Tel
luistheorchidman
Brunswick, GA

September 16, 2001
1:16 PM

Post #128401

Hola- It looks like my Zygo. My is var. Blue Lake. It likes cool weather!! Luis
eltel
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2001
3:46 PM

Post #135903

Thanks Luis,

Mine also looks a bit like pics I've seen of Blue Lake plus (unfortunately) to my eyes, several others ! I guess thats the problem with hybrids, and orchids do seem to have more than their fair share of them.

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