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Phrag D'allesandroi

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    Default Phrag D'allesandroi

    I just came home from my society meeting and bought 4 cubic feet of bark (113 litres) and other potting stuff. I also got 2 masdevallias for only $6, someone just wanted to rid of them. There were so many cheap masd, but I bought too late and got the left overs.

    And I got this D'allesandroi, which I believe are super rare to find, especially in Canada. This guy is so obsessed with phrags, its where I get most of them here. I didn't notice that it was misspelled as Phrag besseae var. dealesandro x sib (‘Echo’ x ‘Doug Pulley’) on its original tag with it's the stock number beginning with Z untill I got home. I google it and I find speculation that this cross is actually a Phrag Jersey (D'allesandroi x besseae) on a slipper related forum. What do you think ID experts? I bent the spike on this during transit so I don't know if it will keep blooming, maybe it will branch?...I'm starting to really love besseae types


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    Obviously I cannot answer your questions but that's absolutely gorgeous! Those stripes on the pouch are very cute.

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    excellent color! would be hard to tell for sure, unless it were known that one of the parent cultivars was in fact besseae and the other was dal. pure dal branches more and tends not to throw stolons (although that is variable too). more downswept petals too but the very best dals have good enough shape that they can almost pass for besseae.

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    oops I noticed I even spelled the species wrong! ....dalessandroi is what the orchid registry uses

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    The colour is fantastic!

    Sorry I can't give you any help on the ID

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    Amazing! That is the first time I see a slipper orchid and actually see how the pouch could look like a pair of my girlfriend's shoes

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    Hi Fren,

    I recently posted in another dalessandroi thread that dalessandroi is not currently considered to be either a separate species, or even a variation of besseae. It's now just a besseae. I'm not a Phrag expert and don't know the reasons for that decision. But if so, it makes your questions moot.

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    Love the color and the photo ! Gin

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    That is an amazing $6 find!! Gotta love bargains!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Hi Fren,

    I recently posted in another dalessandroi thread that dalessandroi is not currently considered to be either a separate species, or even a variation of besseae. It's now just a besseae. I'm not a Phrag expert and don't know the reasons for that decision. But if so, it makes your questions moot.

    McJulie
    There are a number of crosses in the international orchid registry that contain dalessandroi. these names should have been removed if dalessandroi was just a variation right?

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