- Feb 1, 2019
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What lights do you use? Would these be adequate for low light areas in my house thanks
Dear big cattleya, I did not mean that you said only in Cattleyas, but less so in Phal. I meant that in both. But I don`t understand why a flower would be peloric just if it has the same color in its petals and/or sepals as in its lip. In my understanding peloric means that the petals are trying to mimic the lip. There are also flowers that look otherwise okay but have two (or more) lips. Does that count to Peloric? I would say it's just a mutation (two flowers have merged together). I had once an orange Lc. (?) which had two lips in one of its three flowers. It was incredibly beautiful. Perhaps I`ve just understood all this not correctly. My apologies if I did upset you, it wasn`t my meaning.I did say less so in Phalaenopsis. I never said in Cattleyas and No Place Else.
I am not a breeder of Phalaenopsis and really up on everything genetically but I seem to recall some peloria coming out of a few clones of Phalaenopsis equestris if I am remembering correctly.
Edited to add:
I went on line to check something quick but in Cattleyas I always think of things like C. Prism Pallete when it comes to peloric flowers or Mohmalani Rainbow if I have that spelled correctly?
The peloria seen there comes from Cattleya intermedia var. ‘aquinii’.
From there selected clones showing more peloric tendencies were bred forward to enhance that feature.
Well the answer is a simple one annica. Your definition is very good. Peloric is when the petals mimic or look like the lip. They do not have to be exact copies of the lip.
You see it in Cattleyas where the lip say has a golden yellow disc or center and maybe some rich shade of amethyst or purple.
In the peloric flower you may just have some golden yellow color along the mid vein along with an amethyst ‘slash’, ‘stripe’ or ‘dart’ within the petals. It need not be, like I said, an exact duplicate of the lip.
Our judging system here features such terms as “slightly peloric” or a “hint of peloric” or being almost “exact copies of the lip”. We often seen those words in the descriptions of awarded flowers. Those words or terms are used back and forth among the orchid growing public.
I knew a lady once who grew nothing but peloric or slightly peloric Cattleyas!!!
Hope that I cleared this up for you.