The Orchid Cupid Strikes Again
Since the Phalaenopsis Impregnation Saga has been going so well, I decided to try my hand at pollinating another orchid. This time I crossed two small Dendrobium and it looks like it worked! Check out the swollen stem on the flower at the bottom.
The plant in this photo is a Dendrobium kingianum, a small Australian orchid (previously mentioned here). The pollen came from a Dendrobium I picked up at the Pacific Orchid Expo from H&R Orchids that goes by the name “Micro Chip” and is a hybrid between two New Guinea Dendrobium: D. aberrans and D. normanbyense. So, if this pod produces offspring, it’ll be a hybrid of a hybrid.
UPDATE: 31 March 2012: I spoke to soon! The nascent pod fell off. I’ll have to try again.