Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree6Likes
  • 5 Post By Dorsetman
  • 1 Post By PaphMadMan

OIP ( used to be a Burrageara) Nellie Isler "Apricot Sport"

This is a discussion on OIP ( used to be a Burrageara) Nellie Isler "Apricot Sport" within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The usual Nellie Isler is a glorious red. This is a sport or mutation - ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Dorsetman's Avatar
    Dorsetman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Geoff Hands
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya ?
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    England, South coast.
    Posts
    3,251
    Member's Country Flag

    Default OIP ( used to be a Burrageara) Nellie Isler "Apricot Sport"

    Name:  OIP-Nellie-Isler-Apricot-Sport.1.jpg
Views: 950
Size:  178.3 KBName:  OIP-Nellie-Isler-Apricot-Sport.2.jpg
Views: 2575
Size:  512.8 KB

    The usual Nellie Isler is a glorious red. This is a sport or mutation - which occurs occasionally when a plant is meristemmed a lot - for example the well known V.Cambria 'Plush' was at one time being mass produced to the tune of 1 million plants a year - and of course that meant that proto-corms which were grown on could have been through the cell multiplication and then carve up stage thousands of times - even hundreds of thousands of times. Eventually they stopped doing it, as the flowers got progressively smaller, even though, in theory, each plant was identical to the next. When that plant got its FCC/RHS it had 5 1/2 inch flowers. The last meristems I saw were down to 3 inch... but along the way two different colour forms cropped up.
    Evidently the same thing has happened here.
    I bought this plant at our (UK) biggest show, at the week-end. Only one dealer had this, although in general 3/4 of the dealers had some of the mass produced Dutch plants, usually all the same stuff on different traders stands. Fortunately there was a lot of other stuff to interest me.
    BTW ( boast, boast) my Dendrobium amethystoglossum got best Dendrobium in the show... ( or possibly best species - I have had two different reports ) -
    one in the eye for the judges in my own Society who did not rate it. When I collect the medal or cup or whatever ( from my own Society President ) at the next meeting, I shall be unable to resist getting a dig in...

  2. #2
    panam's Avatar
    panam is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Patty
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    What isn't?!
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Yuma, AZ: The little corner where Arizona, California and Mexico meet.
    Posts
    3,094
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Gorgeous colors!! I'm glad you said OIP used to be Burrageara, otherwise I would have been confused. again.

    Congratulations again on the showing!

  3. #3
    PaphMadMan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kirk
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,477
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    A refreshing change from the typical red. You seem to have a never ending supply of lovely plants.

    At some point a batch of those mass-produced plants got distributed as Nellie, but Nelly is correct.

  4. #4
    k_andreev's Avatar
    k_andreev is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Los angeles,California
    Posts
    1,496
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    such a nice display.i like how the flowers stand up right.

  5. #5
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,880
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    This is a a very beautiful mutation, Geoff.I would love to see the look on your President's face. Give him another extra dig for me.

  6. #6
    Nan's Avatar
    Nan
    Nan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Nandini
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Anything I can grow
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Bangalore, India
    Posts
    141
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    That colour is so pretty !

  7. #7
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    First time I have seen 'Apricot' -- was a bit of a surprise, as like you, I'm used to seeing the normal bright red ones. I, too, am glad you included its "old" intergeneric name as that is what I know it by.

    Congrats on the award!

  8. #8
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great Apricot color! I've grown Burrageara Nellie Isler 'red' before, but not this one. Gosh, so pretty.

    cheers,
    BD

  9. #9
    Kmac's Avatar
    Kmac is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kathi
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    How can I pick just one???
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,515
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    oooooh, I love the color. And, congrats on your award...I hope its a BIG trophy!

Similar Threads

  1. Dendrobium nobile Yellow Song "Canary" and Spring Dream "Apollon" in bloom
    By BearWithMe in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: February 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM
  2. Phal. Massachusetts Stripe "Normandy" AM/AOS x Dtps. Happy Jewel "Peppermint" AM/AOS
    By grubea in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 9th, 2012, 08:47 PM
  3. Slc Hazel Boyd "Apricot Glow"
    By Dorsetman in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 24th, 2011, 01:46 PM
  4. Oncidium Burr. Stefan Isler "Dos Pinhos"
    By SuZCC in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: August 21st, 2008, 07:56 PM
  5. Burr. Cambria "Stefan Isler".
    By Meg25 in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: February 21st, 2008, 06:45 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.