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October 1 , 2012 In: Orchids
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PHAL. Fortune Buddha Orchid

Registered by Brother Orchid Nursery in 1983, Phal. Fortune Buddha has been the Phal. Liu Tuen-Shen hybrid that has produced the most visible results to date. A high number of good cultivars are available. The `KHS#3′, `Tinny’ and `B#101′ cultivars, among others, have been meristemmed in Taiwan and are widely available. At least three cultivars, […]

August 22 , 2012 In: Orchids
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Novelty Phalaenopsis Breeding in Taiwan

When five American Orchid Society judges went to judge the South Taiwan Show in April, 1996, little did they suspect what was in store for them. After a marathon judging session that lasted well over 15 hours, they had awarded 51 plants at this one show, including one First Class Certificate and eight (8) Certificates […]

August 27 , 2011 In: Orchids
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Multiflora Phalaenopsis Part 3

This is particularly surprising in the case of Phal. Veitchiana. It is comparable to Phal. Cassandra. Both are primary hybrids. Both Phal. stuartiana (parent of Phal. Cassandra) and Phal. schilleriana (parent of Phal. Veitchiana) branch relatively freely. Yet, to date, Phal. Veitchiana has scarcely been used in breeding. Only the ‘Orange Glow’, HCC/AOS clone of […]

July 3 , 2011 In: Orchids
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Phalaenopsis Orchid Part 2

Both forms of this species are sequential bloomers. The inflorescence will rarely have more than 8 or 9 flowers open at one time before the older flowers begin to fall off. Plants of this species will branch when large, although this appears to be somewhat less common with var. leucaspis. Occasionally, a recent infusion of […]

June 11 , 2010 In: Orchids
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Multiflora Phalaenopsis: an overview

With very few exceptions, P. equestris is the key plant behind all multiflora breeding. These few exceptions account for less than one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of all multifloras. Two well known lines of breeding do not contain P. equestris. One is the result of P. Micro Nova (maculata x parishii) breeding. There are about […]