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Dendrobium cyanocentrum? or maybe a hybrid, first bloom seedling

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Marni, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    See the post #8 for an update on this plant. This is a cross of a blue x white cyanocentrum seedling with pollen from the blue form. That makes it 75% blue and 25% white. Still not blue, but getting closer. The flowers of this are the same size as the blue form which is significantly smaller than the white form. It is in a ceramic pot about 1.25" at the outside diameter d.cyanocentrum.2429.2438.jpg
     
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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Great color Marni...are you growing yours in the cool house or intermediate?
     
  3. Raven

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    Spectacular!
     
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  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In the warm house.
     
  5. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done! :clap:
     
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    Warm ??
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations on the nice cross and beautiful blooming. Is this the first seedling from this cross to bloom?
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    After talking to a friend about this, I am not all that sure that it is a straight Den cyanocentrum outcross. I made three crosses with Den cyanocentrum the same day. Two were reciprocal outcrosses of a blue by a blue x white. The other was Den cyanocentrum blue x Den parvulum blue. The stance of the flower on this doesn't seem quite right for Den cyanocentrum. So until I start blooming the other two from that day, I will have to assume that there was a mix up in the lab. What ever it turns out to be, I do like it.
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, warm. 62 to 65 minimum nights and 85F maximum days. I have grown a lot of Dendrobium cyanocentrum outcrosses warm. When I had them in an intermediate house I used bottom heat that kept the medium at 70F minimum
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Got Pleurothallids?

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    Hi, Marni
    Do you notice any hybrid vigor with them?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They have grown well and seem to be a bit ahead of what I now think are the flasks of outcrosses.
     
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    By parvulum? You'd think the plant would show some character of it.