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Genus       Name or Hybrid - at times the parents names Price   Pot
B. B. digbyana  Also known as Rhyncholaelia digbyana
Is found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. This takes bright light to grow and bloom well.  Fragrant
The growth habit is short dense stiff leaves.  Is good in spots where tall plants don't fit.  We grow them in brighter indirect light
similar to picture


Blooming Size   6"
Blc. Blc. Murray Spencer 'ArmRoys Dark Star' FCC/AOS x Blc Tribute 'Independence Day'
These are pictures from Stewart Orchids of the two parents.  
 6" Stewart Orchids hybrid #196111  
Blc. Blc. (C. bowringiana x Blc. Zee Crabe AM/AOS)


all have bloomed 8"
Blc. Blc. Portage 


Has bloomed 8"
Lc. Lc. (C. amethystoglossa alba x Lc. Molly Tyler alba FCC/RHS AOS (Mrs W N Elkins x Leda)) 
  *  Some variation in the blooms from one plant to another



Have bloomed

Have bloomed

Lc. Lc. Within Reach '11090' x Lc. Yee Yee Lam 'Summer Palace'     In bloom Feb 2017.  Very large bloom


S 19815 One great plant left

Lc. Within Reach 'May Day' x Lake Casitas 'Spring Finery'  
Older hybrid from Stewart Orchids before they closed  


  One left   6"
Blc. Lc. Love Knot x B. digbyana

 all gone

Blc. Bryce Canyon x Blc. Jeremy Island '#3'  L3294                
From AOS award: Bryce Canyon is glistening deep raspberry-lavender, deep yellow green area from upper throat well into lip.

None left

C Picasso 'Snowball'     (C. Elizabeth Carlson x C. Nancy Gray)
We acquired this directly from a trip to Stewart Orchids many years ago.
1967 cross, Stewart Orchids #2295   White with yellow in lip, Fragrant

Sadly all of these areSOLD

C. Caroline Shields Brown
The lineage or genealogy of C Caroline Shields Brown:
The parents of Caroline Shields Brown are C. Esbetts x C Lynn Spencer
The parents of C Esbetts are C. Bob Betts x C Estelle
The parents of C Lynn Spencer are C Bob Betts x C White Blossom


Bc.    Pastoral Innocence AM/AOS & HCC/AOS & two CCMs  (C Mademoiselle Louise Pa x Bc Deesse)
A 1961 cross by R. Altenburg, a classic white, Fragrant, fringed/notched lip showing its digbyana,  and it does have the tiny line of red-purple at the bottom center of the lip.
AOS Description of bloom: Forty-eight flowers and 18 buds on 22 inflorescences, flowers white, marked with lemon yellow throat and small red-purple mark at center of lip; petals and lip pleasingly ruffled.
Sadly, these are all SOLD    
Blc. Hetherington Horace 'Heritage'        


S 2807  
Lc. Susan Holguin 'Arm Roys Pride'


S 1303   498C  

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