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FLOWERING, SHY: Why Don't They Flower?

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago.

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Many well-known species don't flower like they used to: Brassavola digbyana, Laelia majalis, Coelogyne cristata, C. flaccida, Bifrenaria harrisoniae, Vanda coerulea; the older clones were chosen by collectors because of their floriferousness. OR77-78
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