Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pretty picture: Rhyncholaeliocattleya Firey Leopard x Rhyncattleanthe Martha Clarke

The International Orchid Register says it's Firey Leopard. The tag said Fiery Leopard (and also called both parents Potinara). Google corrects Firey to Fiery. None of the flower pictures that come up in Google image search for any combination of spelling (Firey / Fiery), parents (Firey Leopard / Martha Clarke), or genus name (Potinara / Rhynchocattleya / Rhyncattleanthe) look much like this photo, so I'm inclined to believe that this photo is a shared delusion between me and my camera and never actually existed.

1 comment:

orchideya said...

Oh, those orchid shows and their tags...
I recently learned that there is an awarded clone of Phrag caudatum 'Regal Bearing' that is actually a cross - Phrag Grande, but since it was mistakenly awarded as species - the name cannot be changed. So poor hybrid clone will have to live masked as species until the end of the world, creating confusion everywhere it is displayed.