New Cattleya orchid hybrid

Guilherme Augusto Cito Alves, Rodrigo Thibes Hoshino, Douglas Junior Bertoncelli, Ronan Carlos Colombo, Vanessa Stegani, Ricardo Tadeu de Faria

Abstract


The hybrid, obtained by back crossing between (Cattleya labiata x Cattleya forbesii) x Cattleya labiata is a vigorous plant, bi- or unifoliate, features slender and cylindrical pseudobulbs and leathery dark-greenish leaves, with oblanceolate shape format of blunt tips with the first flowering four years after sowing. In Londrina, flowering occurred twice a year, between the months of April and May and October and November with 2-4 flowers per pseudobulb and durability ranging from 15 to 20 days. The flowers of the new hybrid were purple with a labellum with a yellow center and purple stripes.


Keywords


Breeding, floriculture, Orchidaceae, selection.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14295/oh.v24i2.1013

ISSN: 2447-536X

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