Here I will present some clues on how to identify
the species and comment on how to separate closely related ones. Rest assured that I will try not to use taxonomic
jargon (except when unavoidable), but in case I have to a glossary of the offending terms is being included as
a separate page (and then the linked terms are marked in DARK RED).
You can e-mail me any questions.
THORNY ISSUES (or "Well..., how can I tell this from that ?")
This and subsequent articles will be numbered for
easy access. In cases like this, when we compare two or more species, I will give a brief description of each and
then stress the differences.
1- Cattleya loddigesii and C. harrisoniana
2- Cattleya nobilior and C.walkeriana
3- Laelia (Hadrolaelia)
dayana, praestans and pumila
4- Laelia (Hadrolaelia) alaorii, jongheana and sincorana
Also in this case, articles will be numbered.
1- Cattleya xJoaquiniana Miranda
2- New species
and natural hybrids in Hoffmannseggella.-1