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Old 05-14-2019, 11:20 AM
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I am fairly new to orchids and this forum. I have some orchids I brought with me when I moved from Florida to South Carolina. I have Cattleya, Phalaenopsis and 2 (same ones) that I do not remember what they are. I believe came from an orchid grower at a USF Botanical Garden sale. I cannot seem to find any info on them. I have a slight memory that they might be a cattleya variety/hybrid/cross (sorry, not sure what to call it) but I am not sure. They have not bloomed for me yet, still figuring out how to adjust to SC growing conditions. I am guessing I need to get them out of the clay pots because they are inside now, in a sunroom, instead of under a oak tree outside. I know it is asking a lot without flowers but any ideas would be appreciated. Hopefully the pictures will post. Thanks!

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It's certainly something in the Cattleya alliance. I can't confidently provide much more guidance on ID than that.

If this is a hybrid, there are numerous smaller growing species that could be involved, like the ones formerly in the genus Sophronitis and species like Cattleya luteola. There could also be a bit of Brassavola and/or Laelia. But these are all purely guesses, and without a label or good, clear photos of the flowers (once they bloom), it's really impossible to know for sure.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:32 PM
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Thanks for the info. I have a tag (not in a pot) for a cattleya that I had thought it might be it but when I looked it up on the internet the leaves looked too large. Maybe it still could be the right id. Here is what the tag says:

HC252 C. Chocolate Drop "Volcano Queen" Red
3/27/08
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C. Chocolate Drop would usually be uniformly bifoliate (2 leaves) with tall thin upright pseudobulbs, and broader leaves than this.

This looks like a Brassavola x Cattleya type hybrid to me. Can't even guess more exactly without flowers. If it is a Bc. type, it looks like it needs more light.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:51 PM
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C. Chocolate Drop would usually be uniformly bifoliate (2 leaves) with tall thin upright pseudobulbs, and broader leaves than this.

This looks like a Brassavola x Cattleya type hybrid to me. Can't even guess more exactly without flowers. If it is a Bc. type, it looks like it needs more light.
Thanks so much for the extra information. I know its almost impossible to tell without the flowers so I was not expecting even this much help. Now I can do some research on Brassavola care. As to it getting more light, I hope that I have enough now. We added a sunroom that all of my orchids are in now. It has 5' windows on 3 sides (North, East & South). It will take time for them to recoup from the move from Florida. Thanks!
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