Category: Propagation

HYBRIDIZING: Between Two Bigeneric Species

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Breeding can proceed in seven ways without the usual male or female position in crossing; example: Miltonia and Oncidium: MxO, OxM, MOxO, MOxM, OxMO, MxMO, MOxMO. 0DA76(4)-25 Read More

HYBRIDIZING: Early or Late Flowers

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Flowers coming out after half the flowering season is over are more likely to take than the early ones. ODA76(4)-24 Read More

HYBRIDIZING: Information on Breeding

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago The time of year in which to do a cross varies with circumstances but mainly whether the two flowers are available or whether the pollen has been properly stored; consideration should be directed t... Read More

HYBRIDIZING: Reciprocal Crosses

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago These can make a difference because in yellow and orange colored flowers, spotting and some other traits, desirable or not, are transmitted through other parts of the cell besides the genes, oddly ... Read More

HYBRIDIZING: Response to Flowers in Crossing

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago There is great variation in the same spray; some set only on one side of the peduncle; some only set on the last flower, or on the first flower of the main peduncle, or on the third flowering on a ... Read More

HYBRIDIZING: Sib Crossing

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Sib crossing of new clones of species with old clones of the same plant may develop fine qualities as an improvement over both parents; more sib crossing to achieve superior forms advised. ODA76(4)-26 Read More

HYBRIDS: Aspects

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago The female (pod, or capsule, parent) is always the first name in writing the cross, which is the. opposite for animals; reciprocal crosses make a difference in certain traits such as yellow and ora... Read More

HYBRIDS: Primary Crosses

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago In their characteristics they tend to be midway between the two parents; it is in the subsequent generations that "improvements" begin to show up in a breeding programme'. OR87-187 Read More

HYBRIDS: Registration At the Grex Level

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago A proposal for publication of the name of the actual cultivar parents for the identification of exact strains (repeats) of particular hybrids, because there is such variation in the quality and cha... Read More

HYBRIDS: To Register

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Obtain a registration form from, and return it to, the Registrar of Orchid Hybrids, Royal Horticultural Society, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE, England. A86-814 Read More

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