Meyers Conservatory -
Site Navigation
Flasking Home Page
Your Picks List
Comprehensive List
Articles in the Site
Ready-To-Go Flasks
Fast-Turn Flasks
Greenhouse Plants
Current Reservations
Flasks of
Cattleya intermedia var. coerulea 'Olympic Samba' × intermedia var. orlata 'Marble'
Number: TN7159
Name: Cattleya intermedia var. coerulea 'Olympic Samba' × intermedia var. orlata 'Marble'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Ellen Covey, Olympic Orchids  (Email:
Donor's home page:
Click to Enlarge
Pod Parent Flower
Click to Enlarge
Pollen Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Capsule parent is a coerulea with a very frilly lip. Pollen parent is pink with a broad magenta lip. Both plants are relatively compact.

Pod parent plant: Extremely vigorous and floriferous plant was acquired as "acquinii var. coerulea x sib", but did not bloom out with splash petals. The flowers do have the coerulea coloring. Because the acquinii type is presumably in the background, some of the offspring of the selfing might have splashes. Medium-sized plant.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 82°F, nights 70°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 72°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 83°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of Cattleya   Named in honor of William Cattley, English horticulturist in the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of coerulea   From Latin "coeruleus" sky-blue. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of intermedia   From Latin "intermedius" in the middle, medium-sized. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cattleya   KAT-lee-ya (Sources: Pridgeon 1992, Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of coerulea   see-ROO-lee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of intermedia   in-ter-MEE-dee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
If you would like to direct someone to this web page, please copy and paste this URL into your email:

Flask Information
Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
See if we have plants available in the greenhouse.
Yield Estimate: 496 plants (based on flask surveys done 08/25/2011 through 10/22/2013)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 3 - 75 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 08/25/2011 through 05/29/2012)
From one most recently surveyed flask 35 - 60 mm (05/29/2012)
You might also want to: View the seed assay for this item.
See if we have plants available in the greenhouse.
View items of the same species.
View items of the same genus.

Ordering Information
You are not currently logged in.
You must be a registered user and be logged in to reserve a flask or place a notification request. Please log in:
Registered Email Address

Remember my login information:   (what's this for?)
  Remember email
  Remember email & password

Go to Flasking Home Page -- Contact Us
Contents of all pages Copyright © 1999-2021. All rights reserved.