Friday, November 27, 2009

Unidentified backbulbs

I have cataloged this backbulb even though I don't know what it is. This is unusual for me since I often will not catalog backbulbs, particularly unknown backbulbs.

This is an exception because of two factors. First, While I don't know the cross, I do know the grower. I see him at Orchid Society meetings or I could go to his greenhouse when the orchid blooms.

The second is that this is a very substantial backbulb division with four healthy pseudobulbs and root fragments. Even though backbulb propagation is never a sure thing, this plant is quite likely to grow a lead and bloom in the first or second year.

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