SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

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SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by peterlin » Sun May 26, 2019 10:16 am

Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell
(tetraspis v. alba X bellina v. alba)

Hi Walton. Posting this flower to share with you. The first one to flower is not alba. Sorry Bob, it was early and I forgot to smell the flower. Will smell it again in couple days to let the flower open up more.

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Re: SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by WaltonInlet » Sun May 26, 2019 5:11 pm

Thanks, Peter. I am surprised at that much color, but I really like the shape. Hmmm.

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Re: SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by raybark » Mon May 27, 2019 6:22 am

Doesn't that suggest that the alba gene is recessive?
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Re: SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by WaltonInlet » Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm

raybark wrote:Doesn't that suggest that the alba gene is recessive?
Not necessarily -- assuming the "alba gene" is correct. Remember: back when corsage cattleyas were being bred, some "alba" parents produced lavender progeny (a lot of Bob Betts strains were purples).

Genotype white is alba.
Phenotype ... not necessarily alba as a parent.

My two cents worth:

If *either* parent is not an alba genotype, the hybrid will have color. My guess is that one of these parents is an alba phenotype, but not genotype. If both parents were alba genotype, the seedlings would be alba.
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Re: SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by peterlin » Mon May 27, 2019 7:08 pm

Randy might remember this but I recall there is a Phalaenopsis equetris var alba that would not breed white flowers.

This is the first Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell seedling to bloom. It's interesting that there is no trichomes on lips from having Phalaenopsis tetraspsis in the background.
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Re: SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by peterlin » Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm

I was chatting with hybridizer Su Wei-Ren. He has bloomed a few from this hybrid. He confirmed that these do not have trichomes on lip either.

This photo has a barring - an influence from Phalaenopsis of tetrapis in the upper sepal.
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SWR said that remake of Phalaenopsis Jennifer Palermo (Phalaenopsis tetraspis X Phalaenopsis violacea) by Michel Liu do not have trichomes. Also some seedlings of Phalaenopsis Corning's Violet from Chien Lung do not have trichomes.
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Re: SWR755 Phalaenopsis Tetra Bell

Post by peterlin » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:19 pm

HI Sylvi,
This is the second flower bloomed for me. You can see from the side view of the lip that resemble Phalaenopsis tetraspis
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