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Old 10-16-2020, 09:52 PM
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I have a C. Snowblind 'Kenny' (meristem). It does seem to grow slightly taller than true walkerianas.
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I have read and re-read that post by catwalker808 and I pick up some nuanced piece of info every time. I have been peeking into my grow tent at night and am paranoid that a few moments illuminated by the flashlight is going to mess up my walkeriana.
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The AOS has decided, that the plant awarded as Cattleya walkeriana 'Kenny' FCC/AOS is actually a hybrid (C. Snowblind 'Kenny' FCC/AOS now).

So Kim, is there a true semi-alba color form of walkeriana?
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I like the style of flower such as from this example here ----- walkeriana orchidboard link

The sidelobes haven't opened out completely - not fully flared right out, which is quite nice. That's the kind I'm looking for hehe. Although, it is true that all orchid flowers and orchids are nice and wonderful!
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Do all orchid species get so confusing? It seems like there are lots of reclassifications here.

SP, I love that one. A beauty!
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Do all orchid species get so confusing? It seems like there are lots of reclassifications here.
Probably not MJG. Definitely for this case ----- with walkeriana, I have seen a fair bit of post activity with grower discussions about all this.

I think that - if the flower features look something along the lines of papayj's flower, then that could be a nice base-line. Or anything that looks like the one in this link ----- in terms of shape of tepals, and lip.
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Do all orchid species get so confusing? It seems like there are lots of reclassifications here.

SP, I love that one. A beauty!
You know what they say, right? "Can't tell the players without a program".

There have been a TON of reclassifications over the past few years and I believe most, if not all of those, have been made based on DNA testing. Whereas the old method of observation and comparison was amazingly well done for how complex a job it was, it was inevitable that science would eventually find a better way to get the details nailed down and sorted out.
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KG is right - in that DNA testing is being used these days for purposes of classification.

Unfortunately, there is no cheap and reliable and relatively quick and readily accessible way for people to do DNA testing. So much uncertainty can still remain ------ which also doesn't help when some orchid nurseries and growers put tags on orchids with a particular name when they're unsure about whether the orchid is indeed what they tag it as.
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Long story short, almost all walkeriana albas in the USA are hybrids. Also, Pendentive is only still a controversy in the USA. Brazil and Japan are solid in their stance that it's a hybrid, which is good enough for me.

Miranda just got some new plants in stock, including nobilior. H&R has amazing nobilior and walkeriana. There are some good representatives from both species on eBay on a fairly reliable basis.

Also, I'm not sure how I missed this thread for so long! These are two of my favorite species!
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So Kim, is there a true semi-alba color form of walkeriana?
I am in no position to answer 100% yes or no to that question.

However, Gold Country Orchids (Alan Koch) is selling semi-albas, which I believe are at least in part based on Japanese breeding stock. I have a couple, which I have grown from fairly small seedlings; the largest is nearing BS now.

I have a high level of confidence in Alan, so I am leaning towards a yes.
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