Thursday, April 22, 2010

Holltumara "Akihito"

Images taken at DBKU Orchid Garden, Kuching using N93i cameraphone.

The genus Holltumara is a cross between Arachnis x Renanthera x Vanda and therefore considered of trigeneric origin. The Holltumara " Akihito" is named after the Japanese Emperor. In orchid hybridization, the trend is towards multigeneric hybridization . Successful genera for multigeneric hybridization includes Dendrobium, Vanda, Aranda, Phalaenopsis and Renantanda.
Ref: V.P.E. Phang ( 1983) A list of Orchid Hybrids of Singapore and Malaysia, 1960 -1980. Singapore University Press, Singapore.

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