PELORIA: A Study

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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The reversion of the lip to the petal form is rare but the reversion of the petal to the lip is frequent; reasons for this given,and examples with photos supplied; breeding, correct terminology, etc., refer to OR87-360
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PELORIA: In Phalaenopsis Use of deformed clones in hybridizing to obtain unusual petal markings or forms; refer to A83-722; F84-180; in cattleyas, refer to F84-235 0
PELORIA: Its Occurrence It can result as an upset in the developmental process, but also it is genetically determined; some forms are seemingly set- are regularly produced and constant in expression; probably ultimately it is related to environment. SA86June-63 0
PELORIA: Mutations in Flowers Lip-like characteristics in the petals are considered an abnormal regularity in normally irregular flowers, as in splash-petal cattleyas; causes are uncertain; may lead to advancement in breeding but mutation rates are only one to ten million; induced mutation is worth trying in orchids. A83-722 0

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