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Odontonia Boussole Blanche

This is a discussion on Odontonia Boussole Blanche within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This grex was one of the first plants meristemmed when the process was first put ...

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    This grex was one of the first plants meristemmed when the process was first put into commercial use - by a certain well-known nursery in Paris, France. Meristemming was invented - although not in the form we know now, by a French scientist who was working trying to produce old varieties of potatoes free from a virus which inhibits their commercial value ; so naturally, when it did become a practical process, this French nursery was among the first to use it. ( It happens that I was a Patent Attorney in my working life- long-since retired - and I advised a trade association about patents on this subject , some 35 years ago ).
    Whatever . It is a plant I had in my collection back then , but not recently ; then I saw it on offer almost a year ago and bought a plant. This is the first flowering. Not yet up to the standard I expect and demand. I put it into S/H which it likes , but it takes 2 or 3 years tro see really amazing results I find . By the next flowering it should double-spike all the time, with 7-9 flowers per spike. Unless of course this is from a meristem of a meristem of a meristem... in which case the germ tissue may have changed subtly , as happens with any plant over-produced. We'll see. But it looks good to me for a first flowering.And white odonts are so nice, don't you agree ?
    ( White odonts have been used in the wedding bouquets of royal brides - including our present Queen and her daughter, Princess Anne the Princess Royal (disn't you know I'm a Brit ?) - and that's another story.
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    What a beauty!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Enjoyed the back ground information Geoff and the blooms are of course very regal. Love the markings on the white base.

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    Wow another white beauty !

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    elegant and showy!

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    Very pristine flowers, and I like the random red dots on the petals. It is a classic that I would like to have in my collection. Congratulations, and thanks for the info.

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    Beautiful blooms and thank you sir for the background information. I love learning history behind orchids. Really cool.

    Cheers,
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    Very nice, Geoff! I esp love the random spots, or lack there of!

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