Symphyglossum sangulnea x Odontoglossum Excellens

Symph052117.JPGI acquired this Symphyglossum sangulnea x Odontoglossum Excellens from Bob Hamilton on my visit to his greenhouse on May 7, 2017.  This is one of the seedlings that Bob gave me, and it should be an interesting plant.  Symphyglossum sangulnea is a small to medium sized, cold to warm growing, epiphytic species from Ecuador and northwestern Peru that grows in wet forests at altitudes of 1200 to 2500 meters.  It blooms in the late fall/early spring with an inflorence that can be as much as 4′ long.  Odontoglossum Excellens is a star shaped Odont with a yellow background and maroon markings on the petals and sepals.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this cross.

Pictures of the two parents are shown below:

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