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Cattleya nobilior

Cattleya nobilior

A near alba of this species.
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Cattleya nobilior

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Cattleya nobilior

Bernard,
Do you mean Cattleya nobilior?

Horst

Yes I do, I rushed this image on, before I went away for the weekend.
thanks,
bernabu

bernabu

difference

burnau whats the difference between this and walkeriana? i was told all white walkerianas were hybrids? thnaks henry

difference

Henry, There is no doubt that C.walkeriana and C.nobilior are closely related, I always understood that C.nobolior has larger flowers. I'm not sure, but I also think that C.nobilior has a longer and drier resting period.
I think that Horst would be able to give a fuller explanation of the similarities.
bernabu

bernabu

hybrid?

thanks bernabu, but i am still confused, can anyone tell me the differences apart from size, thanks henry

C.nobilior versus C. walkeriana

The main difference in between C. walkeriana and C.nobilior is that C. nobilior has two leafs on a pseudobulb.
C. walkeriana has only one leaf (some exceptions exist).

C. nobilior flowers grow always from a spike which parts from the rhizome never from the top of a pseudobulb.
C. walkeriana flowers grow normally from the top of the pseudobulb but also from a spike which parts direct from the rhizome.
The C. nobilior flower has always a yellow diamond shaped spot in the center of the lip.

C.nobilior v C walkeriana

Thanks Horst, I couldn't have explained this any better than you have.
I have both these species, and only pay attention to them when they are flowering, other than the fact that I give the C.nobilior a long dry period.

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