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Seedpod popped open - Dendrobium anceps

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    Default Seedpod popped open - Dendrobium anceps

    This pod didn't take that long to open, comparing to some pods I got from other orchids, such as catts.

    Also, I notice that species are more likely to produce seedpods than hybrids, at least in my growing environment.

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    I really don't think environment plays as big of a role in the success of a cross "taking" as the genetic compatibility of the plants.

    While all orchids may be diploid, the number of genes may not be the same, and if one of the parents is a hybrid, it could be a triploid as the result of a crossing of diploid and tetraploid parents, making it basically unable to breed with either.

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    I love the seed pods, but have started cutting them off as the plant has to work hard to mature them. Now if my vanilla gets them I will be thrilled to leave them on. lol

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    Cool photos of the seed pods, Liz. Looks like they are exploding in the photos!


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