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    Are you growing that on agar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by utricularia View Post
    Are you growing that on agar?
    No,the bottom layer is very coarse peat and the top is moss (not Sphagnum)

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    A while back, I crossed U. asplundii with U. jamesoniana (both directions) but only the seeds from the U. asplundii seed parent germinated.

    Here's two pics of the mother's flowers (seed parent):


    .... and a pic of Dad's (pollen parent):


    I planted seedlings both in netpots (in live LFS) & one on treefern. The one on treefern flowered before the others:

    Front


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    Plant (tuber in middle/right of pic - below largest leaf)


    The hybrid appears to have grabbed most of it's appearance from the asplundii side. My complete inability to ever produce viable seeds from either selfing or crossing my asplundii clones does lead me to believe that these plants are indeed the hybrid.
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    Unrelated comments on Mobile's U. campby (since I've been mostly mia since the NASC) >> Wow - that's a crazy amount of leaves - never seen anything like that! I try to use opaque pots because of a potential flower coming up - but unable to break free of the media.... (which would depress me to no end)

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    My U. campbelliana is growing like mad... subsurface! Fortunately I have it in a jar, so can still see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    A while back, I crossed U. asplundii with U. jamesoniana (both directions) but only the seeds from the U. asplundii seed parent germinated.

    I planted seedlings both in netpots (in live LFS) & one on treefern. The one on treefern flowered before the others:

    Front


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    Plant (tuber in middle/right of pic - below largest leaf)

    Nice... I wish it was easier to trade plant material across continents.

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    Spectacular hybrid Ron! Very beautiful plant. Been learning lots from this thread

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    @Ron: you managed to germinate orchidoides seed? please share your techniques! im so sad i missed out on the initial revelation of your hybrid! looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Nice... I wish it was easier to trade plant material across continents.
    Ditto - but I think we'd really get the best end of that...

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    Spectacular hybrid Ron! Very beautiful plant.
    Thanks - but based on some comments on CPUK, some feel it is not really a hybrid - just a selfing with natural variation. I expected that view before I posted. I'm not completely convinced either - but based on the info I have - I suspect it is a hybrid. As more experienced folks chime in with opinions and others make the same cross - we'll eventually find the truth. I also have several other siblings growing. On a separate note - I have a U. nephrophylla x U. reniformis cross sending up a flower stalk. Like the nephro x nelumbi cross - there should be no doubt to this cross as the seedlings are already larger than the seed parent.

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    Been learning lots from this thread
    Agree - lots of good info tucked in here.

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    @Ron: you managed to germinate orchidoides seed? please share your techniques!
    No secrets and no definite approach that guarantees success. My best success has come from sowing seeds on wet LFS. If I have lots of seed, I'll often spread it around & try a few different media. I have many, many times when nothing germinates. I've not gotten any germinations when U. jamesoniana (mine) or U. campbelliana (Tobias) is the seed parent. The seeds are so small .... Tobias recommends sowing on moist sterile cotton pads - which I've tried without success. Most of the larger Orchidioides tend to germinate easily (when the seed is viable). Sometimes I've sown seeds & forget about them and later notice small seedlings poking up from the LFS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    I've not gotten any germinations when [...] U. campbelliana (Tobias) is the seed parent. The seeds are so small .... Tobias recommends sowing on moist sterile cotton pads - which I've tried without success.
    Ditto. I've tried on finely chopped LFS and cotton pads, with zero germination. Though, given the slow growth of even a mature U. campbelliana, it's hardly surprising that the seeds are challenging. They are like specks of dust... it's difficult to tell if they have even transferred to the growing medium.

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    Nice work Ron I can't wait to see what the other seedling looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewilder View Post
    Nice work Ron I can't wait to see what the other seedling looks like.
    The flower opened this past weekend but I figured I'd wait a bit for it to fully open & see if it changed. Today, I snapped a few quick shots just in case....

    The mother ....


    The father ...


    U. nephrophylla x U. reniformis f. courte



    Neither really captures the very light blue that I'm seeing with my eyes. If I get some time, I'll try again this weekend (or whenever I can).

    For comparison, here's a previously-posted pic of U. nephrophylla x U. nelumbifolia
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