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[ Lily (Lilium taliense) | Posted on December 6, 2017 ]

There are two colour forms of this species: 1) the more familiar white and 2) a yellow, also known informally as var. kaichen. Lilium jinfushanense has also been recently merged into this species.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Street Tango 'Ooh Ah') | Posted on December 5, 2017 ]

The hybridiser, Andy Easton, commented on his forum that this particular clone had failed to produce any seed pods or provide viable pollen, unlike its sibling Orchid (Cymbidium Street Tango 'Hyde').

[ Lily (Lilium 'Apricot Supreme') | Posted on November 30, 2017 ]

Whilst registered as a OT and a tetraploid from the recorded parentage -- ('Thunderbolt' × 'Tetra Rachel Pappo') X
'Thunderbolt' -- this cultivar looks and behaves like an Asiatic. All progeny are registered as Asiatics. Comments on the Internet suggest that Edward McRae's book "Lilies" discusses this cultivar and also concludes it is an Asiatic (I do not have the book to confirm this).

[ Orchid (Miltonidium Nova 'Medellin') | Posted on November 25, 2017 ]

This particular clone is a hexaploid (6N).

[ Orchid (Oncidium cirrhosum 'Orquifollajes') | Posted on November 25, 2017 ]

This clone is an example of the alba form of the species.

[ Orchid (Rhynchostele Bic-ross 'John') | Posted on November 25, 2017 ]

This clone is a known tetraploid (4N).

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Joseph Schmidt 'Bert') | Posted on November 25, 2017 ]

This is a known tetraploid (4N).

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Joseph Schmidt) | Posted on November 25, 2017 ]

The hybridiser, Andy Easton, notes that this grex exists as both diploids and tetraploids.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Janis Elaine Hoenig 'Salinas') | Posted on November 24, 2017 ]

This is a tetraploid (4N) bred by Andy Easton. He notes it is an alba carrier.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Parish Cherry) | Posted on November 24, 2017 ]

Andy Easton made this cross using the tetraploid Orchid (Cymbidium sanderae 'Emma Menninger'), making this one of the many grexes caught up in the Cym. parishii vs. Cym. sanderae mess.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Street Tango 'Hyde') | Posted on November 21, 2017 ]

This is a known tetraploid (4N) and one of New Horizon Orchids' breeding plants.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Ruby) | Posted on November 20, 2017 ]

According to Andy Easton, this grex was lost during the Second World War. The parentage is unknown and he seriously doubts the registered entry of Cym. iridioides as one of its parents, given the morphology of Cym. Ruby's offspring.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Rio Rita 'Radiant') | Posted on November 20, 2017 ]

This is an old hybrid and originally made as a diploid. Andy Easton notes that NHO had both the original 2N and a 4N mutation from cloning, which was then used in Christmas Radiance (Cym. erythrostylum 'Tikitere' 4n X Rio Rita 'Radiant' 4n).

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Memoria Amelia Earhart) | Posted on November 20, 2017 ]

Andy Easton originally made this grex and registered it in 1993. It was Hazel Tyers 'Santa Maria' (4N) X Cym. devonianum (2N). In the early 2000s he remade it using Cym. devonianum 'NH' (4N) to produce a 4N version, which has since been used extensively in hybridising.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Kiwi Midnight 'Geyserland') | Posted on November 20, 2017 ]

This plant is an Andy Easton hybrid. He sold it off around 2001 as it would not produce any viable seed for him. There are reports of multiple generations of clones in circulation, so care is advised when seeking out this particular plant.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Tiger Tail 'Gold and Silver') | Posted on November 19, 2017 ]

This is a lovely compact Cymbidium that often has concolor flowers (a trait inherited from Cym. tigrinum). It can produce a small number of red spots on the lip, but has not done so in its first year in my conditions. It is fragrant, although I didn't notice the fragrance until after a few days. The blooms last about a month for me.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium Cronulla) | Posted on November 15, 2017 ]

Orchid (Cymbidium Cronulla 'The Khan') is the most well-known clone of this grex and the main one used in hybridising. A particular flaw that has been observed by growers in Australia is that under fluorescent lights, pink offspring from this grex may have a grey cast - particularly if they are from 'The Khan' and descended from the Orchid (Cymbidium Khan Flame) line.

[ Orchid (Cymbidium changningense) | Posted on November 14, 2017 ]

This is a relatively recently classified species (2005). There is some debate over whether it is a natural hybrid (speciated or otherwise) or a true species. There is a clear relationship to Low's Cymbidium (Cymbidium lowianum), while both Master's Cymbidium (Cymbidium mastersii) and Ivory-Colored Cymbidium (Cymbidium eburneum) have been postulated as possible ancestors.

There are differences to the man-made hybrids Orchid (Cymbidium Lowio-Mastersii) (which has lowianum and mastersii as direct parents) and Orchid (Cymbidium Veitchii (1889)) (which has lowianum and eburneum as direct parents; the natural hybrid is Orchid (Cymbidium x veitchii)), so it is unlikely to be a simple answer.

It will typically first bloom on the second or third bulb with a reduced bud count. I have observed spikes to originate from the leaf axils and that a bulb can produce spikes at least twice (unlike some species, which will only flower once per bulb).

[ Orchid (Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor') | Posted on November 14, 2017 ]

This is the alba form of the species. Typically this would not receive a clonal name, but a specific clone has been awarded (under both 'Concolor' and 'Viride'). It is unclear how many of the alba plants in cultivation are this specific awarded clone as opposed to any other alba clone; unfortunately 'Concolor' is often used simply to refer to the alba form of the species (as the form was originally called lowianum var. concolor).

[ Waxlip Orchid (Glossodia major) | Posted on November 7, 2017 ]

Recent research (Clements, Howard & Miller, 2015) recommends merging Glossodia into Caladenia and so at some future point it is likely that the synonym Caladenia major will become the accepted name for this species (some authorities already list it as such).

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