WSBEorchids

How a parent plant’s DNA affects the hybrid

This month we have a perfect demonstration of how the DNA of parent species influence the character of  their hybrid. We have  the two species Angraecum sesquipedale and Angraecum eburneum, and their hybrid Angraecum Veitchii all in flower at once. Angraecum sesquipedale is a large growing species that produces a few large flowers each with a twelve […]

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Himalayan wonders of the orchid kind – Part 2

Dendrobium densiflorum flowering in SikkimI am often asked the question “which is your favourite orchid?” a question I always struggle to answer definitively. Howerver I can tell you what my favourite orchid is today – Dendrobium densiflorum. This stunning orchid is one I have had the pleasure of finding in the wild in the Sikkim […]

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