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FLOWERS, CRIPPLED: Reasons

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A genetic tendency to twist or reflex the flower parts is emphasized by a rich fertilizer diet. ODA75, no.4 p.10
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