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Grammangis ellisii x Grammatophyllum scriptum

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Roy, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Roy

    Roy Member

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    I bought this for the novelty of it not expecting it to flower so quickly. The plant isn't anywhere near big or similar to the parents.

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  2. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    That's pretty sweet, Roy! It looks very floriferous for such a small plant, I bet it'll be great when it's bigger. Any fragrance?

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  3. Marni

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    That being a blooming sized plant is certainly an advantage.
     
  4. Roy

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    The size is an advantage Marni but the size is so different to the supposed parents seems wrong. If it doesn't change I'll be very happy.

    No fragrance that I noticed. Didn't really check to be honest.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Very cool! If the parentage is correct though -- you are right. it will become a monster plant. :)
     
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    Roy...

    I tend to be a lurker on this forum but I'm very inclined to respond to your posting. Since I've grown many of the Grammatophyllum species and created a few hybrids. I'd say this is a cross of scriptum and Gram. elegans. The shape and lip have a hugh influence from elegans. I've bloomed a few hybrids with elegans at a fairly small size. Another thing to point out is ellisii hybrids tend to carry the pendant spike habit to its offspring.

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    Thanks Troy, your observations are very welcome. When I checked the parents in books and web, the sizes just didn't add up. You have confirmed my thoughts on the issue. Now I'll start the research again.
     
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    lovely markings
    GLAD you have Safety Matches, sure wouldn't want the 'chids playing with regular matches :)
     
  9. Roy

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    The matches are so safe, you go thru half a box before one lights !!!!!!
     
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    this hybrid is fantastic! I've never grow any Grammatophyllum, is it the time for testing it? Compliments for this and the other plants appeared in the photos and for the order and cleanliness, impeccable!
     
  11. Roy

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    I thought it was time and so I got one.

    Thanks for the comments on the plants around the Gramm. The plants in the trays are Phallie seedlings I deflasked 21st Novem' last year.