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DENDROBIUMS: Breeding with Amphidiploids

Dendrobiums Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Species and hybrids with doubled chromosomes in the sections Phalaenanthe and Cerotobium are the backbone of the cut flower industry in Hawaii; standards, objectives, methods; refer to Wll-220
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