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Rare cross - Stanhopea jenischiana x Coryanthes macranatha alba

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by John Marvin (Joe Jo), Jun 25, 2015.

  1. John Marvin (Joe Jo)

    John Marvin (Joe Jo) Member

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    I don't know if this is considered a species or a hybrid orchid, so I'm just posting it as a hybrid.

    This is a photo of the cross which I have now - Stanhopia x Coryanthes

    My Plant Stanhopia jennishinia x Corianthes macrantha alba.jpg

    This photo and the next photo are the actual plants used to cross

    stanhjenischiana another angle.jpg Stanhopia jenneshinia

    Coryanthes macrantha alba X.jpg Coryanthes macranatha alba

    The photo with only 2 leafs is when I first got it 10 months ago

    Snapshot_20140821_1.JPG

    Then six months ago with six leafs

    Snapshot_20150105_7.JPG

    And the last photo is what it looks like today with 10 leafs and 3 more new growths inside the pot. So I have been growing this for 10 months and still waiting for it to bloom. Anybody have any idea about when this Stanhopia might decide to give me some flowers, if ever!

    Snapshot_20150625.JPG
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    With the Stanhopea parentage it will probably send a spike straight down and attempt to emerge out the bottom of its container. Make sure there are plenty of exit holes in the bottom of the pot. I grow Stanhopea (I only have S. oculata) in a wire basket and also mounted and both are blooming now and during the past 6 weeks.

    BTW, I just looked it up and a cross between Stanhopea and Coyanthes is called Coryhopea.
     
  3. John Marvin (Joe Jo)

    John Marvin (Joe Jo) Member

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    Kelly, I believe that I have plenty holes at the bottom of the pot, I made sure of that. Well I'll give it another season to bloom because I was told by C&H that it should bloom in12-18 months, I haven't even had it a year yet, so it must have been almost a seedling. Thanks for giving me the correct name on this because I couldn't find it, name sounds good and easy to remember. Oh yea I meant to ask, is this a species or a hybrid? I really don't get into all that complicated stuff about species, a orchid is a orchid to me as long as I know the care & culture I'm ok!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a hybrid and more correctly an "intergeneric" hybrid meaning a hybrid between organisms (plants in this case) of different genera. Any time a species is crossed with anything outside the same species the offspring are hybrids. For example Oncidium ornithorhyncum is a species and Oncidium Sharry Baby is a hybrid created by growers breeding for specific traits within the Oncidium genus.

    Here is an old thread that discusses this too
    Silly question | OrchidsForum.com
     
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    Great now i want of these too! Maybe i can make my own ♡ how long does pollen last ? Do you freeze ?
     
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    Ill name it fuzzy nubin. Brittany where are you !!! I found the cross i want to make lol ; )
     
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    Anyone have stanhopea pollen ?! Or i can send you coryanthes macrantha pollen ?!?! Ahh too cool ! I love this flower !
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have Stanhopea oculata in bloom right now if you want some of that pollen.
     
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    Omg yes !!
     
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    Kelly i have been meaning to contact you anyhow ! I lost some plants over then winter and wanted to see if you had any divisions i could buy
     
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    When my furnace went out this winter i lost some bulbos and it made me sad . But i have been trying not to use ebay as im tring to save money
     
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    Ahhh this is very cool. I had the opportunity to buy a coryhopea, but went with paphinia x stanhopea instead.
     
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    Ah so that's how that works, ok thanks Kelly. I have a Onc. Sharry Baby coming next week.
     
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    Cut a 4"x4" typing paper and put the pollen in the center, and fold it over so the pollen don't fall out. Then put the paper in a small jar with some Epsom salt in it, close the lid and keep it on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator. The pollen will last good for about 3 years, plenty of time for you to try to cross one. Good luck!
     
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    interesting but one of the parent we write Stanhopea jenischiana lol ;)
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    The genus was named after the Earl of Stanhope, so it is spelled with an "e" and the proper pronunciation is "Stan-HOPE-ah", meaning that Jo Jo's cross will be a "Cor-ee-HOPE-ah".
     
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    Hey thanks Ray, I really like that!