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CRIPPLING OF FLOWERS: Cattleyas

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Extra set of petals formed; likely caused by external influence such as temperature in the growing area, or by pesticides; the aberration should not be permanent. F80-20
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CRIPPLING OF FLOWERS: In Cattleyas C.dowiana 'Rosita" is usually badly crippled and causes crippling in its progeny. See Orquidea (Mex.) 1976,94+ 0
CRIPPLING OF FLOWERS: In Cattleyas; Causes C. Intermedioflava (C. intermedia x L. flava) produce deformed petals on 50 percent of its flowers on every clone; when crossed with Sophronitis grandiflora the same deformity showed up; is the crippling gene contributed by a combination of species, or by one clone?; does it continue from one early, unfortunate mating?; the gene is dominant and transmittable. ODA71-71, and 125 0
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