A Christmas Cattleya jenmanii coerulea ‘cruzana’

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

NEslipper

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
293
Reaction score
291
The veining is really striking, definitely a keeper in my books!!
 

DrLeslieEe

Scholar, Addict and Aficionado of Orchidacea
Joined
Feb 1, 2019
Messages
4,144
Reaction score
3,777
Location
TORONTO CANADA
I wonder what the genetics of this trait are like. I imagine that it is very recessive. leslie, any thoughts?
In my inquiries into venosas of other species, it seems like it’s a partial dominant trait that is moderated by the other parent. To pass through, the petals must be anthocyacin recessive in other parent aka whitish petals.

Perhaps try breeding this to an alba, white coerulea or selfing? It’s rare enough in this species to experiment to see the gene expression.
 

Latest posts

Top