Friday, January 16, 2015

Pretty picture: Lycaste Dainty

Here's another Lycaste (previously: Lycaste Alan Salzman). It has no colors in common with the previous Lycaste, and I'm not really seeing a similarity in shape either, but I suppose I can still believe that the two are related. It'd hardly be the first time that an orchid did something that didn't make sense to me.

It helps that the International Orchid Register has heard of it, and believes it to be a hybrid of Lycaste candida x Lycaste campbellii. (Ref.)

1 comment:

Paul said...

Actually the flower form is quite Lycaste ... just happens to be one of the more open forms. As such it is also reminiscent of some Cymbidium and Cattleya flowers. Many Lys do have a much more closed flower with regard to the petals whilst the sepals take the fully open position, so your view is perfectly understandable.