Sunday, April 6, 2008

In Bloom: Phalaenopsis chibae and a Paph cross

Phal. chibaeWe're having a yellow themed "In Bloom" today. First off, one of my Phal. chibae seedlings has finally opened its cute little flowers. Observe their cuteness. It also has sort of a dusty fragrance like Phal. lobbii.

I'm waiting for my Phal lueddemanniana to open up then we'll have some fun with pollen. I've chosen that because I've seen photos of (tetraspis x chibae) = Donna Craig, and they're pretty cute. P. lueddemanniana and tetraspis are both in section zebrinae, so that suggests that genetics should be similar, but luedde. might offer more pink & heavier markings. We'll see!

Paph. Pine Glow x armeniacumThis one is Paph. (Pine Glow x armeniacum). It has sort of that odd shape that comes from crossing a parvisepalum type pouch with other pouch types, but that has an odd charm too. Plus, it looks like its going to be sequentially blooming like the Pine Glow parent.

2 comments:

swamprad said...

This cross has been named Wossner Goldegg. Mine bloomed a few months back, and was so beautiful, my favorite slipper of the season. Here's a link to a photo of mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamprad/2211427566/sizes/l/

SapphireChild said...

Wow, that's a nice one. I think I like yours better. :) It does look rather like a Pedro's Moon, though, which I think is a great cross.