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Sl. minipet

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Matt, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    I purchased this from Gold Country Orchids at their table for POE 2020. This orchid was labeled ‘4n’. They had a tray of Sl. minipet. All healthy and very uniform. There were larger ones interspersed that were priced double. I’m guessing that means it is likely 4n? In any event this is the first bloom. Came out upside down! It is lovely though. Intense red flowers.

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Hey Matt, highly unlikely there was a diploid Orpetii we used. We have some old Orpetii flava 2n but haven’t used that in these (or in recent memory). I can’t think of a time we used a coccinea 2n either.

    Interesting side note in using Orpetii. I used the pollen from a flava 4n on a yellow Beaufort 4n. No yellow Jillian Lee yet!
     
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    Do you work for Gold Country? If so- Thank you! Not just for this plant but also the many others I have picked up. Here is a picture of the label. I don’t know, nor do I care if it is truly polyploid. Minipet was on my radar after it was featured on the cover of ORCHIDS, blooming in flask. 0E02E18B-EC7C-4760-80F5-1C85F80EAB6C.jpeg 40BFB63B-2110-47F4-BF7D-9A6E4E1186A9.jpeg 0FF875C9-CC1C-4BF3-8286-4E55CCD61CA0.jpeg
     
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    Still go out there on the weekend and play around with the toothpick making crosses with Alan.