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Thread: Phalaenopsis Kenneth Schubert with 2 pairs of pollinia?

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    Question Phalaenopsis Kenneth Schubert with 2 pairs of pollinia?

    While doing some crossing I just realized that my Phalaenopsis Kenneth Schubert has 2 pairs of pollinia (4 in total). I always think Phalaenopsis normally have a pair of pollinia. I wonder if this is inherited either from Phal. pulcherrima or violacea? I hope some who could verify this. Thank you.
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    Species currently generally classified as Phalaenopsis that may have variously been Doritis, Kingidium or Kingiella in other classification schemes have 4 pollinia. The more classic Phalaenopsis generally have 2. So if you look at Phal parishii or Phal deliciosa, like Phal pulcherrima, you'll see 4 pollinia; while Phal amabilis or Phal violacea etc. have 2. It was probably a major characteristic to divide the genera at one time. Hybrids might go either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Species currently generally classified as Phalaenopsis that may have variously been Doritis, Kingidium or Kingiella in other classification schemes have 4 pollinia. The more classic Phalaenopsis generally have 2. So if you look at Phal parishii or Phal deliciosa, like Phal pulcherrima, you'll see 4 pollinia; while Phal amabilis or Phal violacea etc. have 2. It was probably a major characteristic to divide the genera at one time. Hybrids might go either way.
    Thank you for the answer Kirk!

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