Cattleya (syn. Laelia) purpurata werkhauseri

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Leslie, it should probably be a separate thread, but this is a good place to ask someone with your knowledge the reasons for selfing an outstanding species (I think the answer would probably apply to an outstanding hybrid as well). I have read people question doing this but I think it makes sense genetically.
 

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Leslie, it should probably be a separate thread, but this is a good place to ask someone with your knowledge the reasons for selfing an outstanding species (I think the answer would probably apply to an outstanding hybrid as well). I have read people question doing this but I think it makes sense genetically.
A selfing is done if it's one of kind or you want to continue the genes pure. It is ideal to do a 2 step breeding program to save the genes as well.

I think someone in Brazil did mericlone a purpurata peloric like this.
 

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