Re: C. fasciolatum X C.farreri

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Abgeschickt von Darcy Gunnlaugson am 23 Maerz, 2000 um 17:24:23

Antwort auf: Re: C. fasciolatum X C.farreri von Peter Corkhill am 22 Maerz, 2000 um 06:38:10:

Hi Peter;

You wrote;

: : I have checked this out but can't see why the plant in question is not straight C. fasciolatum?

Geez Peter, I was hoping for a little longer response. Especially after this forum has fallen so silent of late.

I agree the plant pictured at the Italian site looks similar to fasciolatum. However, I would assume the botanist involved could compare and see a difference between it and farreri and fasciolatum, a difference which we cannot see from cyberspace. Giving him benifit of the doubt in this case may be dangerous, but certainly within protocal and courtesy. That being said, I too see little apparent difference in the photographed plant. But, the picture perhaps does not do the specimen justice as pictures are want to do, and it certainly shows a bit of deformity to compound things. All that being said, the plant pictured (which looks similar to fasciolatum) still does not conform to one with which I cohabitate, which was the reason I started this thread in the first place. So, when I discovered this Italian site which had named the new critter "Chenii" I found it interesting, but would suggest at this juncture that the name should be ammended as X Chenii, or if a true intermediate form, variety chenii.

The 2 plants I have, which conform to fasciolatum are one large pale cream form, and a large yellow form, the latter which I received as the plant in question. Both have obviously the same genentic background, but lip color, inflation, red pigmentation, etc, all suggest that the yellow form is likely a hybrid. It seems to be a more vigourous clone as well, which again suggests hybrid origin. However, I have not seen the smaller farreri in person so I cannot compare it to fasciolatum, nor would this likely help as hybrids often throw to a different size and coloration than what one would expect. I left a note at the Italian site weeks ago noting this forum, and hoping for discorse, but have received no response in either case. I also sent thumbnail scans to Phillip Cribb asking his take on the specimens cohabitating here, but they were obviously too samll for him to comment on.

Perhaps in the end there will be no difference between fasciolatum, farreri and the current intermediate, but for now, I suspect a hybrid in the woodpile.