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Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice x wallisii

This is a discussion on Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice x wallisii within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just got this baby in the mail last week! The grower said it had "one ...

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    Default Phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice x wallisii

    Just got this baby in the mail last week!
    The grower said it had "one low spike" and I'm not sure what she's referring to. This is my first phrag, and I'm used to paphs spiking from the center of the leaves. I've attached a couple of photos; is it the little nib in the red circle (which is growing from the old foliage), or the new growth coming up in the center of the leaves? I'm so excited for this one to bloom

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    Ali that is a nice Phrag very healthy look like it's going to push the spike.The circle that you made seem to be a new shoot.

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    This phrag will bloom from that new growth, Ali. The circle indicates another new growth (new shoot) that will eventually form. The center of that slipper is where the bloom spike will start to grow.

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    Congrats. I still have to get my first phrag.

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    I fell in love with the species (is sorcerer's apprentice a species?) photo on the grower's site, and then she informed me they had a few crosses. I liked the wasillii cross even more! I may still go back and get the species

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Congrats. I still have to get my first phrag.
    I can't believe that - you really don't have a phrag, Yew? A whole new world is open to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    I fell in love with the species (is sorcerer's apprentice a species?) photo on the grower's site, and then she informed me they had a few crosses. I liked the wasillii cross even more! I may still go back and get the species
    Hi Ali - No, Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice is not a species - it is a hybrid, or grex, name for the cross between 2 species: Phrag. longifolium and Phrag. sargentianum. Thus your plant is a hybrid crossed with a species (Phrag. wallisii is a species), and the resulting cross has been registered (2003) as Phrag. Lucy Robbins, which consists of 3 species: 1/4 longifolium, 1/4 sargentianum, and 1/2 wallisii. So... the phrag you fell in love with even has a pretty name!

    It looks very healthy, and the others have already clarified the spike/new growth issue, so that's all good then.

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    Thanks for this! The naming and crosses and everything gets so confusing!! And I've just noticed that once again I've messed up the name of the plant in my thread title...I must be a little dyslexic!

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    Hi Ali - No, Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice is not a species - it is a hybrid, or grex, name for the cross between 2 species: Phrag. longifolium and Phrag. sargentianum. Thus your plant is a hybrid crossed with a species (Phrag. wallisii is a species), and the resulting cross has been registered (2003) as Phrag. Lucy Robbins, which consists of 3 species: 1/4 longifolium, 1/4 sargentianum, and 1/2 wallisii. So... the phrag you fell in love with even has a pretty name!

    It looks very healthy, and the others have already clarified the spike/new growth issue, so that's all good then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    Thanks for this! The naming and crosses and everything gets so confusing!! And I've just noticed that once again I've messed up the name of the plant in my thread title...I must be a little dyslexic!
    Don't worry about it, Ali - it's a steep learning curve and I'm only starting to unravel it now - with much help from the OrchidWiz program (makes everything SO much easier). I got a lot of help when I started just 10 months ago or so, so I'm just passing along whatever info I can. Ask anytime - we're all happy to help anyone with a question, or suggestion.

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    welcome to the world of Phrag Ali,i have 3 now and i fell in love with them because from the member as well.

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