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Peloric orchid Phal.schilleriana x mannii (Bronze maiden)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Ralph, Jun 12, 2022.

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph New Member

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    Hello I am Ralph, a small orchid lover for several years now.

    Two years ago when I bought a nice Phal. (Bronze maiden) it didn't nothing but now she starts to bloom. A tiny flowerspike appear in januari and a month later the bulbs appear.

    Tiny bulbs showing themselves and I was curious how these would develop into the flowers I I know how they look like. They now appear and showing themselves. I was supprized that it was not the flower I was expecting and was tiny (4cm in diam) and has only four petals. A lip was not visible but the inner stem was present. The whole flower had the shape of a cross and was completely covered with purple dots on a light lemon green background. The petal who lays beneeth (where normally a lip was showing) was wider than the other three. I think it 's a peloric phenonemon and have to wait when a second blooming in an other year would take place. I am curious if some other members has seen this anomaly. The plant on his own shows another strange thing and that is that the grey-dark-green leaves are bending inward like a curl. So it give a curly look, but this could be normally. The reason is to show how an orchid can make her own decision of showing herself.

    CSC_3427.JPG CSC_3426.JPG Greetz Ralph
     
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    While peloria/pelorism is simply defined as “symmetry occurring in a blossom when none is expected” and that would fit, the typical display is petals looking like a lip or a lip looking like petals, not missing segments. That make me call that deformed, not peloric.

    Have you, by any chance, using any growth- or root-stimulating products?
     
  3. Ralph

    Ralph New Member

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    Hello Ray,

    I thought so, 'cause pelorism of orchids is defined like you said. So my orchid doesn't exactly follow that definition of what science is saying. Missing petals of multiple lips or missing or deformed like a petal and different coloring of them related to petals of the normal crossing/species is to define a peloral orchid and is most of the time unstable. So next blossoming could be normal or has both. So understanding your reaction you will share this specimen as a possible mutant?
    Secondly. No I am not using growth or root-stimulating products.

    What I am in favor of is treating an orchid as being in its natural environment and I will water them with pure rainwater or when in lack osmosis water. Between 3 normal waterings I give them (my orchid collection) a small amount of liquid nutriënt 0.005 liter fertalizer stands to 1 liter H2O (pokon green small bottle with yellow cap). I mentioned P. 'bronze maiden' but the real name is Phal.Schillmann: (schilleriana x mannii) by A. Guillaumin in 1930.
     
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  4. Ralph

    Ralph New Member

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    CSC_3431.jpg A new flower appeared and other fotoshoot angles:
     

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