Rlc. Memoria Nancy Ginocchio
Following the 2012 Naples Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show Jim Longwell cross-pollinated Nancy Ginocchio’s Cattleya violacea and Dick Pippens’s Rl. digbyana.
In 2019 seedlings grown by Jim Longwell and Jim Roberts (of Florida SunCoast Orchids) bloomed for the first time and Jim Longwell registered the cross with the Royal Horticultural Society as Rlc. Memoria Nancy Ginocchio.
The photo at the left is of the flower on one of the seedling grown by Jim Roberts. Note that it has the fringe around the lip from the Rl. digbyana and the color from the C. violacea, with the shape sort of half-way in between. The pictures below provide a more detailed explanation.