Orchid (Cymbidium Mae West 'Tikitere)

Trade name information:
Series: Mae West
Trade Name: 'Tikitere
Cultivar name: 'Mae West Tikitere'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Parentage: Mighty Sunset X Karen

Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Dec 2, 2018 8:17 PM

The breeder of this clone, Andy Easton, provided the full parentage details on his forum, although he did not state the order of the cross for either this clone or the parents (hence it is listed as per the RHS registration):

Cym. Mighty Sunset = Orchid (Cymbidium Wyalong 'Sunset') X Orchid (Cymbidium Mighty Mouse 'Minnie')
Cym. Karen = Orchid (Cymbidium Red Beauty 'Prinse's Albertina') X Orchid (Cymbidium Coraki 'Margaret')

He notes that the Cym. Mighty Sunset produced was a sparingly fertile triploid (instead of being the diploid one would expect from its parentage). The Cym. Karen used was a tetraploid; he got three good tetraploids from the cross - 'Geyserland', 'Tikitere' and 'Jerry'.

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