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Double Orchids

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Dennis Frazer, Nov 5, 2021.

  1. Dennis Frazer

    Dennis Frazer New Member

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    Hi, I am a newbie to orchid growing, and have been looking for some nice and different cultivars of orchids to keep. In my exploration of the net I have yet to come across a double variety of any species or hybrid orchid. I wondered if any members had double varieties in there collection or had heard of species which regularly produce double flowers . Do they exist?
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    I've never heard of "double variety". Are you asking about plants that have 2 flowers per inflorescence? Plants with flowers with extra parts?
  3. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Sacramento, CA
    I think it is in reference to having extra floral parts a la the article Leon Glicenstein wrote.

    Dennis, there certainly are cultivars with extra petal/sepals. There was even someone who endeavored to breed them. Incidentally, both are ugly as shit.
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