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Paph. Dollcevita - glamour shots

This is a discussion on Paph. Dollcevita - glamour shots within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here is my Paph. Shireen for a better look. Cheers! BD...

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    Here is my Paph. Shireen for a better look.

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    Cheers!
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    That's by far the best Shireen I've ever seen ( . . . feel free to let me know if you ever need to divide it . . . ). Here's my Shireen (on the left), with a Helvetia (chamberlainianum x phillipinense). This is from last Fall.


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    That is a lovely Shireen! Is that blooming now, or is it an old picture?

    Nice glamour shot too, Bruce!

    Julie

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    Thanks, Sue. I think it will be awhile before she is ready to divide. She is fairly small still. These two photos were taken last year-- I believe. She was just in bloom a few weeks ago. I posted a photo in a thread about a milt. and there were a couple of paphs in the forground of the photos. She was in that photo, though, I cannot think of what thread it was now.

    It is really neat to see both of those together in your photo. Thanks.

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    Between both Shireen's - BD's has a pale pouch and some green in the dorsal, while Sue's has a pink pouch and the dorsal is more ivory colored. Yet they are the same. Is this where "cultivars" come in to play? Or is it just lighting?

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    ok, you guys are really not making it easy for me not to go and pull out the c/c!!!

    y'all have such beautiful plants! and to top it all of, they have philippinense in the background... oh, sweet precious philippinense...

    Sue, excelent photo on that Dolce... really beautifully captured!

    Bruce, also, what can I say... but Sue's beaten me to it... hehehe...

    thanks for the orchid-feast fest!

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    Good eye, Sarah!

    A given cross aka grex will take more characteristics from the parent that carries the seed pod known as the pod parent. That alone will account for many of the differences you see. But unless a plant is cloned, that is, if it's grown from seed, every seedling will be as different as the children a husband and wife might produce. Sorry same-sex couples...there simply are some things you're not capable of. There's a lot of variation in seedlings, which is why growers will clone highly awarded plants.

    For fun, I've just purchased a couple of flasks of Phrag. seedlings. My goal is to grow most of them up God knows where I'll find the room and compare flower differences. It's my own little experiment. I love how much variation there can be, and I'd love to document it. Likewise, I crossed two Cattleyas this winter, and made the reverse cross so that each, in turn, serves as pod parent (hoping to see not just the differences within a seed pod, but also between the parent's role as pod parent.)

    Ain't this all neat!

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    I don't know much about plant breeding but doesn't both parents contribute the same number of genes? I guess its only different if the parents have different chromosome numbers. Even then I'm not convinced if the seedlings will take on more of the pod parents characteristics rather than the pollen parent. I don't think genetics work that way. I'm sure that reverse crossing of the same parents will just give similar results in their offspring. But interested in what happens with your experiment

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    Oooohh, they are so nice!!!
    Cheers. Hoa.

    BTW, the pod parent contributes more than just half of the chromosomes. It also contributes the mitochondria and chloroplast genes. So lot of times, the pod parent comes out more dominant in children than the pollen parent.

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    Never underestimate the power of a mother's mitochondria!

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