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Author Topic: Intergeneric hybrids  (Read 1858 times)

Anders

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Intergeneric hybrids
« on: January 26, 2016, 07:30:20 PM »
Hi. I have been searching for these two beautiful intergeneric hybrids for years. Cephalopactis Astra is a cross between Cephalanthera rubra and Epipactis gigantea, and Cephalopactis Aurora is a cross between Cephalanthera rubra and Epipactis veratrifolia. Does anyone know where to buy them, or does anyone have them in the garden? They were registered by Lowland-Biotech, a Dutch company that went bankrupt in 2009. I copied the pictures from an old, cached version of the company's homepage (http://web.archive.org/web/20041015074728/http://www.florento.nl/html/nl_frame.html) where they write that the hybrids have little horticultural value  - I don't quite agree.

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Re: Intergeneric hybrids
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 07:33:39 PM »
Sorry, wrong picture. Here comes the real aurora.

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Re: Intergeneric hybrids
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 08:21:06 PM »
They are pretty, especially the Cephalopactis Aurora.  Does anyone here have a Cephalanthera rubra that they would be willing to pollinate with pollen from a Epipicatis veratrifolia, and I will sow the resulting seeds and then we can all wait for a few years to see what is produced!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 08:25:03 PM by Neil »
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Re: Intergeneric hybrids
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 03:27:05 PM »
Hi Anders,

It's certainly some beutiful plants. I'll keep an eye out for them. They would be nice to have in the garden.
Lars in Roedovre, Denmark.

 


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