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Holcenda (Holcoglossum Kimballianum x Ascocenda...)

This is a discussion on Holcenda (Holcoglossum Kimballianum x Ascocenda...) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Another quite a unique hybrid I acquired already blooming recently. It is a Holcoglossum kimballianum ...

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    Default Holcenda (Holcoglossum Kimballianum x Ascocenda...)

    Another quite a unique hybrid I acquired already blooming recently. It is a Holcoglossum kimballianum hybrid with a very famous big blue Ascocenda. Even though I did not make this cross, I am perhaps the first person with a flowering plant and so I would like to have it registered, off course with the permission of the originator. As you can see the plant growth and flower has heavy influence from the Holcoglossum parent, but nonetheless the plant is upright. It originally had 4 flowers but two dropped during the transport. The flowers are around 5-5.5 cm like the H.kimballianum, apart from the favorable bluish color it has also retained some bad character from the Ascocenda parent, it reflects in the lip, which has considerably shrunken from the glorious size you see in H.kimballianum. Nonetheless a unique hybrid which I am hoping is free flowering due to the Ascocenda parent and quite floriferous in fututre bloomings. Another interesting aspect that I would like to just throw in is the likeness of the flower to that of Vanda coerulescens. If it were not for the tag and the telltale semiterete growth and some details of the lip, it would be very easy to confuse this plant with V.coerulescens. I have a working hypothesis that V.coerulescens originated from a natural hybrid between the autumn/winter flowering Vanda coerulea and Holcoglossum amesianum. I will write about this story next time, sorry for boring you Here are the photos.

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    This is the most true color

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    I know this hybrid and I heard that a German-vendor made it. I'Ve seen bloomig plants already one year ago here in Germany. Nice cross, missed to get one.

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    Wow Amey, congrats on blooms, well done! The second pic is a masterpiece!

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    that is beautiful, the colors on the lip are great, against the white with a hint of blue.

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    Stunning plant I really like the second photo

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    Interesting hybrid, but if this is representative of the grex, it offers no improvement over either parent.

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    Excellent photography detail, and a beautiful Hybrid.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Its true that your photography here was exceptionally good, but the blooms themselves are elegant and lovely. Wish I owned this cross. AL

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    What a gorgeous looking bloom, I especially love how you captured that flower so elegant!

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    Great shots Amey! Does look a lot like V coerulescens. Hope you get to register it.

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