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Pollination: Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots'

This is a discussion on Pollination: Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots' within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Hi, I have my Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots' (a hybrid of Cattleya Landate x Brassolalia Richard ...

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    Default Pollination: Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots'

    Hi,

    I have my Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots' (a hybrid of Cattleya Landate x Brassolalia Richard Mueller) blooming, and would like to do the pollination. However, the spice on this thing is, that I never did pollination with orchids before, only with a few other plants (Capsicum and Cucurbiteae).

    I would need some good advise. Thanks.

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    Hi Sven there are many posts in the breeding and hybridization section of our forum, here are two relevant ones. The first one is about the basic orchid flower structure and the second one is about my cattleya pollination experiment with step by step photographs. Hopes this helps and best of luck

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...tructures.html

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...-coerulea.html

    P.S. What is the other parent in your planned cross?

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    Thanks, I saw them.

    Now my question is, how to remove the pollinia from the anther (locules). The anther is already separated from the blossom, but I find it difficult to get out the pollinia.


    Well, not sure if the genetic pool is related enough, but I want to try the pollination between Potinara 'Haw Yuan Gold YK #2' and the Brassolaeliocattleya 'Rustic Spots'.

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    Hallomey, thanks for your links, they helped me pretty well!

    Pollination done, now the blossoms of all my orchids are (very unfortunately closing, and I hope they are "pregnant" now...

    India? A quite interesting country, culturally, historically, botanically and delicately. I know, India is the home of the famous Bhot Jolokia hot pepper (wished I could buy the seeds here in Jamaica, but not possible - no one sells them, they even don't know about this famous chili pepper).

    One of my other interests is maritime archaeology. I am trying to find ancient Indian resources showing ancient Indian ship types. Very hard to find. I have only a black-white illustration of the Ajanta ship.

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