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DIPLOIDS: Floral Characteristics Compared to Neo-tetraploid

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Flower measurements given; the tetraploids were slightly larger; their range was greater, or their maximums greater; thickness was greater in tetraploids and their symmetry and substance were superior, with a fuller appearance. C70-28+
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