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Cattlianthe Fire Dance

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(Guarianthe aurantiaca x Cattlianthe Fire Island)

moderate to bright light
allow to dry between watering
50% is optimum
warm temperature tolerant
blooms in late spring - summer



Cheryl P. earned 1st place at the April 2015, NVOS "Show and Tell" with his Cattlianthe Fire Dance.



The International Orchid Register

Cattlianthe Fire Dance

Phragmipedilum Sergeant Eric, Photo by Chuck Acker

Fire Dance
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This is not a synonym
Synonym Genus Name
Registrant Name
Originator Name
Date of registration
Seed parent
Guarianthe aurantiaca
Pollen parent
Cattlianthe Fire Island

SOURCE: The International Orchid Register



Blue Nanta

Ancestral Species Percentages

  • Gur. aurantiaca 62.50%
  • C. cinnabarina 13.67%
  • C. dowiana 4.69%
  • C. mossiae 3.91%
  • C. tenebrosa 3.13%
  • C. purpurata 3.13%
  • Gur. bowringiana 1.56%
  • C. warscewiczii 1.56%
  • C. percivaliana 1.56%
  • C. trianae 1.56%
  • C. schroederae 0.78%
  • C. pumila 0.78%
  • C. warneri 0.78%
  • C. gaskelliana 0.39%,


Family Tree

(Gur. aurantiaca x ((Gur. aurantiaca x C. cinnabarina) x ((((((C. warscewiczii x C. cinnabarina) x (C. dowiana x C. gaskelliana)) x C. dowiana) x ((C. schroederae x C. cinnabarina) x C. mossiae)) x (((C. mossiae x C. warneri) x C. mossiae) x C. tenebrosa)) x (((((C. dowiana x C. warscewiczii) x C. pumila) x (C. dowiana x C. warscewiczii)) x (C. purpurata x C. trianae)) x ((Gur. bowringiana x C. purpurata) x (C. dowiana x C. percivaliana))))))




Cattlianthe Fire Dance



Guarianthe aurantiaca (left, above)

crossed with

Cattlianthe Fire Island (left, below)


SOURCE: Blue Nanta








Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

Laeliocattleya Fire Dance 'Patricia'

This temperature-tolerant variety produces bright orange-red clusters of up to 10 flowers per spike. It is a very prolific grower having received two Certificates of Cultural Merit from the American Orchid Society. Temperature Tolerant. June blooming.


et cetera


"Wonks" might appreciate this Family Tree.





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