Lycaste virginalis/skinneri outcross
Lycaste virginalis/skinneri outcross #1718 '(7701' x Golden Gate' HCC/AOS) untreated 2N (approximately 25 seedlings per flask).
This is a cross of two unrelated clones. The capsule parent is from my line breeding and the pollen parent is an awarded alba clone with excellent shape from Tom Perlite of Golden Gate Orchids. Both parents test clean for virus, but just to be careful, it was sown from sterilized dry seed so there would be no chance of virus passed from parents. The seedlings in flask are vigorous growers. It is possible that some percentage of the seedlings could be alba forms.
The Species: Known for many years as Lycaste skinneri, it has recently been changed back to the earlier species name of Lycaste virginalis. Lycaste virginalis/skinneri grows in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations from 4000 to 6000 ft. The flowers are long lasting and fragrant, one flower per spike and frequently multiple spikes from a growth.
Culture: It is a cool-intermediate to intermediate grower. I fertilize them with 1/4 strength fertilizer most of the year, but it could benefit from slightly higher concentrations during the growing season. Moderately bright light. I grow this species in a fine bark mix or a terrestrial mix in plastic pots or net pots set inside a plastic pot. It does not get a dry winter rest in my conditions.
Capsule Parent: Lycaste virginalis/skinneri '7701'
Pollen Parent: Lycaste virginalis/skinneri alba 'Golden Gate' HCC/AOS
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