The pollen parent I used was Phal "Taipei Gold Goldstar" x Phal "Goldberry Carmela, one of my very first orchids purchased back in 2000 (Gubler's Orchids) from our local White Rose Store. Both parents have very waxy flowers but only Pingtung Gold is fragrant, producing a most delicious and strong cinnamon/spice scent. I'm hoping that characteristic will be passed on to the offspring...but first, we have to wait at least 2-3 years before the first blooms!
I can't take credit for the flasking...I enlisted Drew from This Side of Paradise Orchids to grow out the tiny and delicate seedlings.
|Phal. Pingtun Gold (pod parent)|
|Phal "Taipei Gold Goldstar" x Phal "Goldberry Carmela (pollen parent)|
|Newly fertilized flower with swelling ovary|
|Ripened seed pod with viable seeds|
|Nov 11 2018 vessels (2 months post seeding) photo courtesy This Side of Paradise Orchids|
|(Phal Pingtung Gold) X (Phal "Taipei Gold Goldstar" x Phal "Goldberry Carmela) (3 months post seeding) photo |
courtesy This Side of Paradise Orchids