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Are Peloric Plants Fertile?

This is a discussion on Are Peloric Plants Fertile? within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; After reading a little at some other forums, a question has been on my mind. ...

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    Default Are Peloric Plants Fertile?

    After reading a little at some other forums, a question has been on my mind. Are peloric plants fertile? And if they aren't, is it because they have an extra chromosome? The peloric plants I have in mind mind are Phaleanopsis (formally Doritis I believe) pulcherrima, and Phalaenopsis equestris, and the various peloric Phal hybrids that appear every now and again and supermarkets.
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    I do believe they are fertile but they do not always pass on the trait .
    I have a Phal that will flower with a couple of spikes , some of the flowers will be fully Peloric , some partly & some perfectly normal.
    I have a piccie with no peloric traits but cannot find it.






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    Thanks for the info.

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    some strange looking plants there

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    some strange looking plants there
    They are all the same plant.

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    Wow....thats really different from what im used to seeing

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