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Old 11-26-2009, 10:37 PM
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Well, thanks to Mr. James Veitch this is what we should call variety 'alba'. I recognize it is confusing because the flower is not white, but what can we do if that Sir decided for the word 'alba' to describe a colored flower?. Similar thing happens with Cattleya mossiae with white segments and purple lip, to take just one example; that variety should not be called var. semi-alba, but var. reineckiana. So, under a strictly logic point of view, if a name like ‘reineckiana’ can be accepted to define a white flower with purple lip instead of using ‘semi-alba’, why not ‘alba’ to the same kind of flower (the case of this L. purpurata)?
As for for the flower in the photo, Reichenbach tried to change its varietal name, describing it as var. schroederae (plate 1b, Dictionnaire Iconographique des Orquidees, by Alfred Cogniaux-1896) and because of this, still today many people call it variety schroederae. Unfortunately, Mr. James Veitch had described the same plant before giving it the varietal name 'alba' (plate 283, Lindenia). Veitch made a mess assigning the word 'alba' to a colored plant, but now that the thing is done, there's nothing we can do about it! Of course, in horticulture we could well decide that this varietal name is a 'confusing name' and put it aside for some other. I, for my turn, prefer using the described varieties respecting the author's will, but this is just the way I think.


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Old 11-26-2009, 11:27 PM
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Beautiful, Mauro- no matter what color it is or whether we call it an alba or semi-alba.

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Old 11-27-2009, 12:36 AM
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Gorgeous Mauro!
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:55 AM
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I'll call it AWESOME!

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Old 11-27-2009, 12:40 PM
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I don't care what they say - it will always be Laelia purpurata not Sophronitis purpurata (Sophronitis are those little red things!) Have seen this variety currently being offered by Kawamoto Orchids in Hawaii as L. purpurata var. albescens. Can I come live with you so that I can play among all your gorgeous plants?!!
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It's gorgeous.

The name alba does seen strange to me, it seems barely lighter than some of the carnea variety that you showed.

But I think I agree with you about using the described variety names.

purpurata is another one which is gorgeous in all varieties.
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