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Phal Irene Dobkins

This is a discussion on Phal Irene Dobkins within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; it is nice whatever it may be...

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    it is nice whatever it may be

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    There is no Phal or Dtps. Irene Dobkin. Ron gave you the information on the cross. You are probably seeing pictures of 'Elmhurst'...it is a solid color. Yours is most likely a seed-grown cross and not a mericlone.


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    Clint, what makes you think this is Irene Dobkin? Every pic I've seen of that flower shows a solid colored image not a speckled flower...not this can't be a clonal variation but ???????

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    So allow me to show my brain-dead side for a moment. If you cross a white hybrid - Phalaenopsis Doris X a solid orange species Ascocentrum miniatum, the resulting seed will produce something so different from a mericlone?? Please be patient with me 'cause I'd really like to understand all of this. Thanks

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    A mericlone is an exact copy, I think even closer than an identical twin. The DNA in each seed in a pod may be subtly different, affecting color, and all that other stuff.

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    Joe is correct...the mericlone 'Elmhurst' was but one seed of the cross. There were probably another 1,000,000 seeds or so (a guess) and each one was as different as a brother and a sister. If one clones the clone 'Elmhurst', then an exact genetic copy results (hopefully without any mutations).



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    A mericlone is an exact copy, I think even closer than an identical twin. The DNA in each seed in a pod may be subtly different, affecting color, and all that other stuff.

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