ONCIDIUMS: Sexual Compatibility Groupings

Oncidium Alliance Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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58 species arranged by name in four groups on the basis of sexual compatibility for breeding; six other genera grouped on the basis of their compatibility with oncidiums; much other breeding data; refer to A64-1035+
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