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Interesting Article about Paph seed germination Times

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I ran across this article while searching for a more comprehensive list of Paph pod development times.

This article (from The Canadian Orchid Journal) proposes that there are three primary phases in pod development: 1) pod growth before fertilization 2) seed fertilization with little or no growth in the pod 3) post-fertilization pod growth phase.

According to the article, if you take measurements at a consistent interval, you can follow the development through these three phases, and as soon as the final growth phase stops, the seed should be harvested.

Anyway, here's the link: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/recreation/orchidcongress/Germination_in_Cyps.pdf

Hope some of you find this useful :)

- Matthew
 
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