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Eurychone rothschildianum as pod parent

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by DPfarr, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried making hybrids with it? Every time I've tried it doesn't work, the reciprocal worked but I lost the pod at the end to rot. Any tricks or things I should know?
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    A handful of handsome hybrids have been made between this and Aërangis.

    I've tried a few times, but nothing has taken yet. I would love to see Eurychone rothshildiana X Aërangis kotschyana made again, such a beauty! I will keep trying.
     
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    tz tz tz hybrids with Eurychone ...
    ´would love to have and see better clones as they are here, dear mates, and you already work on hybrids. :bang:
     
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    I'm not sure how to work on getting better breeding stock. The population Mike Blietz (Exotic Orchids of Maui) did a year or two ago were terrific. They grew fast, they were strong, and weren't shy about flowering. I suppose filtering out select plants and line breeding them or maybe colchine treat them might be a solution into getting good clones.

    I have a clone that flowers 3x a year, I feel its a decent clone. Its not spectacular in the way of you instantly know it doesn't compare to every other roth, and I can't argue I should only be breeding those specific ones. Eurychone rothschildianum x Aerangis fastuosa (this one was a GOOD clone) was what I was attempting.