- Jun 26, 2006
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- Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Not yelling but.....Kyle said:But no different then if you were to use a pure besseae or dalessandroi to make hte hybrid. But it does create the opportunity for hybrids to be confused for species. From a conservation point of view, its bad.
It seems to me to be alot of time and effort for a grower to go from setting seed to get a blooming plant just to have it turn out like as they do. It take just as much effort to raise a good hybrid as it does a crappy one.
Hybridizers should set goals.
I don't see any goals being met when besseae and dalessandroi are crossed (or wallissii and caudatum or bois and longifolium)
To quote lien luu: Don't you all start yelling at me...
Breeders need to consider many other factors other than the actual flower.
Once a hybrid is made the "specie form" is no longer a factor or even a concern to the breeder. The hybrid was made to change from the reality of nature to a fantasy for human appreciation.
Perhaps the hybridizers are looking at something other than improved flowers. Growth habit, vigor, environmental tolerances, flowering time and many more factors can be breed for using similar species.
I don't know if dalessandroi can bring in any backstage improvements but perhaps there is a reason to use it in combination with besseae.
Perhaps some generations down the line besseae hybrids will be improved with the use of similiar species and some hybridizing goals may be seen.