Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pretty picture: Potinara Sweet Norma 'Hilo Flame'

According to Wikipedia, the whole Cattleya alliance is a taxonomic mess. Sophronitis no longer exists, and is now Cattleya, and some Cattleyas have been moved to Guarianthe, plus a couple Brassavolas are now Rhyncholaelia.

Potinara is supposed to be the nothogenus for hybrids of Brassavola, Cattleya, Laelia and Sophronitis, but obviously if some of the parent species have changed names, then the nothogenus name has to change too.

Potinara Sweet Norma 'Hilo Flame' is a cross between Potinara Odom's Sweetheart and Brassolaeliocattleya Lawless Freisch├╝tz, except both parents are now Rhyncholaeliocattleyas instead. I'm assuming that this means that Pot. Sweet Norma 'Hilo Flame' is probably also actually a Rhyncholaeliocattleya.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya is the nothogenus for crosses between Rhyncholaelia and Cattleya. At this point, I officially run out of fucks to give about the ancestry of the grex, so if you still care (if you ever cared), you'll have to figure it out on your own. If you don't care, here is a pretty picture of a flower.

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