This weeks Orchid of the week is… Cym. Edward Marshall ‘Mali’
Parentage: This is a cross between Cym. Albatross × Cym. Doris
The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week:
This week’s Orchid of the Week is an oldie, but still a very popular Cym in cultivation today. Both Cym. Albatross and Cym. Doris were very popular in their day, and Doris can also still be found in many backyards!
Cym. Edward Marshall has a slight scent, and if left in an enclosed space will fill it with fragrance easily!
Although not the more popular rounded shape of today, this is a different and attractive flower that still holds a place in the collection.
There are only 12 registered offspring of Edward Marshall so far, but I hope to breed with it myself in the future.
This image was taken of my Cym. Edward Marshall ‘Mali’ in 2017, but the plant has since been destroyed due to having Orchid Fleck Virus. If anyone out there has one they would like to share with me to replace the one I lost, please get in touch!
Looking back at the original species ancestors of this plant, using Orchid Roots Cym. insigne is the major contributor present in the background, with a large contribution from Cym. tracyanum and Cym. hookeranium.