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Re: [Aroid-l] Hybrids/orchids/Don

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Hybrids/orchids/Don
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 22:55:11 +0000

From : 	<don7T1@webtv.net>
Reply-To : 	Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent : 	Saturday, February 24, 2007 7:45 PM
To : 	aroid-l@gizmoworks.com (Discussion of aroids)
Subject : 	Re: [Aroid-l] Hybrids?


Orchids present a special case. It is thought that IN THE WILD they are generally kept as 'pure species' by the different odors they produce, and the different times of day/night that these odors are produced, this attracts different pollinators which are thought to only be attracted to THAT particular species/genus of orchid. When man puts his 'grubby little fingers' into the picture wielding a moist camel hair brush, it circumvents nature, and hybrids, which VERY rarely MIGHT be seen in nature, are produced.

Good Growing


Julius thanks for the clarification (the ass and the horse) == a mule,
however I also think of orchids where 4 distinct species will cross and
produce viable seed.              Cattleya+laliea+brassovola+epidendrum
Don Hudson

Have A Great Day !!! TakeCare...


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