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Habenaria Sunrise Plumes

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Marni, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is the first bloom on my hybrid Habenaria Sunrise Plumes. Habenaria roeblenii x medusa. Pollinated in December 2013.


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  2. pacome

    pacome Active Member

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    simply fantastic! Can't imagine how they'll be when fully grown, if they inherit the long spikes of medusae...
     
  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    What a lovely, subtle color!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The color and form is wonderful. Congratulations. It must be very rewarding to produce a beautiful cross like that.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, all. I was very pleased when it bloomed. Better than I had hoped. The color is really hard to capture but this is pretty close.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    That's an interesting hybrid, Marni! The flower shape somewhat resembles Habenaria radiata (egret orchids)! Very different from the parents. With the salmon color, it looks like Nipponia nippon (a bird)!
     
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    What a stunning colors. Beautiful grown! Congrats on this one.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Incredible. One day I will try habenaria again
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, they are a bit of extra work, but I really like them and am willing to put out the effort.
     
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    Amazing color. I wonder sometimes about a hybrid with the white angraecums that would give then this kind of color. But this is just crazy speculation.