Hoe komen orchideeën aan hun naam? Wat is een Cambria?

In none of the orchid books that I consulted could I find the name Cambria. Yet, that name stood on the cards stuck in the pots of beautiful, flowering orchids in the garden centre that I visited recently. I became intrigued. What is a Cambria? Why is the name not mentioned in orchid books, while so many of them are sold in garden centres and florist shops?

Text and photographs: Rob Böck
1-Wat-is-een-Cambria
4-Cambria-Burrageara-Nelly-Isler
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13-Cambria-Odontioda
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15-Cambria-Beallara
16-Cambria-Colmanara-Catatante
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24-Cambria-Miltonidium
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27-Cambria
30-Cambrias-hebben-stevige-pseudobulben
31-Cambrias-in-het-tuincentrum
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36-Portrait-Rob-Bock
33-Op-de-transportband
34-Cambrias-zijn-big-business
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