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Bc. Island Stars - Same batch, different colors.

This is a discussion on Bc. Island Stars - Same batch, different colors. within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought these as a compot a couple of years ago. They were labeled as ...

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    Default Bc. Island Stars - Same batch, different colors.

    I bought these as a compot a couple of years ago.
    They were labeled as Brassavola Little Stars x Bc Maikai 'Hawaii'.

    I guess with recent name changes, Bc Maikai changed to Brassanthe Maikai, and the registered cross is Bc. Island Stars.

    Four of the plants are in bloom, and each one has a different color variation.

    Traditional purple color. This is the color that I am familiar with, when it comes to Maikai hybrids.
    They also appear to be the largest flowers.

    Yellow/green color.
    These appear to be the smallest flowers of the group.

    Peach color.
    The petals are about the same length as the yellow flowers, but the lip is the same size as the purple flowers.

    Group photo.

    Since these all came in as a single compot, I am not sure if they are siblings from the same batch or just completely different orchids that got mixed up in the nursery.

    Also, I believe I gave two of their siblings to other members during last years Share the Orchid project. I would be curious what variants those flowers would be .

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    They are beautiful ! a lot better then all the same color .. Gin

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    I would be so happy if that happened. It is like having all different orchids and since they bloom at the same time - lots of variety of color.


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    Kinda like Christmas,,,lucky you!

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    Probably that is the same reason why siblings do not look alike like twins. probably each seed had different dominant genes...
    The leaves of the white flowered one look different than the other 2.

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