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This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Tetralitz within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by bechinolina ho my god!!! this could be sold as speciosa alba... really ...
I see how your tetraspis flowers don't have a lot of color to them. Hmmm.... I wonder why? I see quite a lot of them with bold red coloring. Many have sepals or petals that are entirely deep red.
Here's a couple of examples of the kind I'm particularly fond of:
I'm wondering how much of the color would come through when crossed with one of these!
Thanks so much for also explaining that the micholitzii functions as a "bleaching agent." I will keep that in mind when I implement my breeding plans! Then I won't be too terribly disappointed when I don't see certain bold markings coming through.
I want to make sure I know what I'm getting and that I don't by the wrong plant for my breeding plans! Does anyone else have an easy way to tell them apart? Or perhaps someone could refer me to a helpful article on the topic of tetraspis vs. speciosa?
Thanks, friends! Hope you're all having a great day!
I'm still not sure I have this figured out... I was searching for examples of speciosa vs. tetraspis, and I came across this pic here, which is clearly labeled as a tetraspis, but which appears to be a speciosa if we're using the amount of red on the petals to be a discerning factor. Any thoughts?
Jenn - look up some of Zain's posts on his phals from last year - he had one plant that looked a lot like this one.