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Angcm didieri x mahavavense

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Reyna, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Hey all. I know this cross exists -- made by a breeder in Europe. Anyone know of a source for these or have one you'd be willing to trade or sell?

    Thanks,
    Sarah
     
  2. gg68

    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    Nardotto, in Italy, have some in his catalog!!
    I bought him one some years ago, but I don't really see the difference with Angraecum didieri...as you can see on these pictures!!

    aimg21.imageshack.us_img21_5571_angraecumdidierixmahara.jpg aimg12.imageshack.us_img12_5571_angraecumdidierixmahara.jpg
     
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    Sarah,
    I got a couple from Oakhill about 3 years ago...never to be seen again though. They must have got them from Europe probably in flasks.

    Mine are definitely hybrids of some kind, but I question whether A. mahavavense is really a parent.

    http://flic.kr/p/8pSSip
     
  4. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Thanks to you both. I knew it existed. :) And gorgeous pictures! Wow!

    mini-catt -- what do you suspect the parents are? It is a gorgeous hybrid.
     
  5. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Does didierii normally produce more than one flower per growth? I've only seen two maximum, but I could be mistaken. Peter - your multifloral plant is amazingly gorgeous. Maybe the mahavavense imbued that multifloral trait? Not sure.
    Reyna - glad to see you so active here on OI :) :) I only know of a nursery in the UK that recently had seedlings of this hybrid, but their website now lists it as out of stock.

    Good luck on your search and please let us know if you find it
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I think Calvin has it right. My plant is much more multifloral than the plain didieri. It also seems to be a bit more clump-forming as it were.
     
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    From what i read on A. mahavavense, it is a miniature plant with flowers 1.2" across. My plant has larger flowers than A. didieri! My guess is that it is didieri is one parent, and the 2nd is...who knows? I do know that I'm glad I bought these as they are really nice!

    Pete