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Rhyncostylis gigantea 'Peach'

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    Another Rhy gigantea is now in bloom. This is the var 'Peach'. The flowers are slightly larger than the 'Orange' variety that I posted recently. Like all the giganteas the flowers are very fragrant. What I like about the blooms is the texture and the delicate peach colour, The false wasp seems to like it too.
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    beautiful subtle color

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    Wow....... so elegant. just to ask you how do they get this peach color? is it occur naturally or via genetic engineering. 10 years ago never come across about orange or peach, the basic color are white, purple and dark red very interesting.

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    Very beautiful Yew, my giganteas will start blooming soon.
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    Wow....... so elegant. just to ask you how do they get this peach color? is it occur naturally or via genetic engineering. 10 years ago never come across about orange or peach, the basic color are white, purple and dark red very interesting.
    Zainal it is not genetic engineering, but line breeding. You carefully select individuals with the characters you like and keep crossing them for many generations, selecting only the individuals which keep the selected characteristic and enhance it. For eg. the normal R. gigantea has spots, you could create a spot less gigantea theoretically just by selecting two individuals with less than normal spots cross them, among their offspring again select flower with fewer spots and repeat this for many generations, finally you will have a spotless variety. I think the solid red variety of R. gigantea var rubrum is also sometimes referred to as the 'Sagarik' strain after Prof. Sagarik who bred it by linebreeding.

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    Very beautiful Yew, my giganteas will start blooming soon.

    Zainal it is not genetic engineering, but line breeding. You carefully select individuals with the characters you like and keep crossing them for many generations, selecting only the individuals which keep the selected characteristic and enhance it. For eg. the normal R. gigantea has spots, you could create a spot less gigantea theoretically just by selecting two individuals with less than normal spots cross them, among their offspring again select flower with fewer spots and repeat this for many generations, finally you will have a spotless variety. I think the solid red variety of R. gigantea var rubrum is also sometimes referred to as the 'Sagarik' strain after Prof. Sagarik who bred it by linebreeding.
    Thanks Amey for answering for me. Yes line breeding of Rhy gigantea has been going on for quite a long time at Kasertsart University from the time Prof Rapee Sagarik was there to this day. The peach and orange varieties are among the latest varieties as a result of the work pioneered by the revered Prof.

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    It almost looks like the bee is crawling on a painting they are so perfect! I am impatient for mine to bloom but the spikes are still small....

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    Fabulous - martha

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    Wonderful to hear this information and be given a glimpse of this work. I would really like to learn about the places where some of the great breeding work goes on and which gave us some of the great crosses, and the people who are the driving force behind it all.
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    Thanks Amey for answering for me. Yes line breeding of Rhy gigantea has been going on for quite a long time at Kasertsart University from the time Prof Rapee Sagarik was there to this day. The peach and orange varieties are among the latest varieties as a result of the work pioneered by the revered Prof.

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    Delicate coloration. Haven't seen any of these newer strains at shows in my area yet.

    (Nice capture of that fly on the flower. Rather surprised it stayed still long enough to get its photo taken. )





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    Flowers on the 'soft' side. Very delicate, very lovely Yew. AL

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