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Continuing my tradition of having plants bloom at odd times of the year, here's my besseae:



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:drool:

That is drool inducing. Do you have the parent info?
 

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Thanks, guys!

This cross is '#4' x '#7' from Antec. I've been attempting to get a better picture, but can't get it quite right.

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silence882 said:
...I've been attempting to get a better picture, but can't get it quite right.
The flower looks pretty good, but the background is distracting. Maybe that's why you are not satisfied?
 

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The texture didn't look quite right on the first pic. I have finally gotten another, better photo:



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Maybe the Antec folks will pop in here and tell us more about #4 and #7. More specifically, were they wild collected or seed grown?

Is this besseae growing on stolons or growing in a clump?
 

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This plant only has two growths and they're clumped. I think stolonous growth is more common in plants in the wild than it is in plants in cultivation.

And of course, the besseae bloom fell off about a day before the dalessandroi second bloom would have been fully open, so no together picture for now. However, I got bored and dissected the besseae bloom. Here are a few shots:



I posted more shots on the besseae page:
http://www.slipperorchids.info/phragdatasheets/besseae/index.html

--Stephen
 

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It was much better as a whole flower. Now it reminds me seafood.
 

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If I had the 2 bloom that close together I would have crossed them to make a Phrag. Jersey. The only place that I've seen selling Delassendroi hybrids is Piping Rock and EYOF, and we all know how hard it is to get EYOF plants, (I think they out-OZ OZ). E.
 
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Wow, what a cover girl beautiful phrag besseae, congradulations on your growing skill. Any advice you'd care to share? What type of water are you using?
 

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I've been thinking of using the besseae pollen on the 3rd dalessandroi bloom to make Phrag. Jersey. I don't know if I actually want the seedlings, though.

I use untreated well-water. It has a ppm of ~180 and a pH of ~6.4. I add fertilizer at about 1/4 strength about a third of the time. The besseaes are in diatomite now, although i think i'll switch to medium CHC / charcoal / diatomite once the two are done blooming.

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I don't see much use in makng Phrag Jersey. In my opinion it only causes confusion between the pure dalessandroi species. I think it would much better to self the dalessandroi and preserve the species rather then muddle the genes.

Its like crossing caudatum with wallisii. Whats the point?

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Kyle said:
I don't see much use in makng Phrag Jersey. In my opinion it only causes confusion between the pure dalessandroi species. I think it would much better to self the dalessandroi and preserve the species rather then muddle the genes.

Its like crossing caudatum with wallisii. Whats the point?

Kyle
I agree with Kyle.
 

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