Sunday, February 1, 2009

NOID but possibly Dialaelia "Snowflake"

Unfortunately, this orchid was purchased with a mislabeled tag and so is a no id. It has been suggested by fellow orchid experts that this orchid is a cross between laelia albida and diacrum bicornutum (now known as caularthron bicornutum).
This orchid forms a nice compact spindle shaped bulb with stiff curved strap-like leaves. The flowers open pure white and change to a salmon color at maturity. Slight fragrance is noticeable when the flowers are mature.

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