Friday, September 28, 2012

Intergeneric Orchid

Intergeneric Orchid
× Beallara Star Gazer ‘Hilo Fantasy’

There seems to be a lot of interruptions as this post gets born. Since × Beallara has an ‘x’ in the name we know it's a hybrid. In this case since the x precedes the genus it is an intergeneric hybrid. The genera Brassia, Cochlioda, Miltonia and Odontoglossum are combined since orchids have an abbreviation system for its genera it looks like this Brs. x Cda. x Milt. x Odm. × Beallara hybrids come in a good range of colors. The flowers are a bit sassy and often quite bold. These orchids can produce their wonderful spikes under cooler conditions.

Tonight is the monthly trio gig at Java’s. It is pretty much a retirement for my old Stratocaster after the pick guard starting falling apart. It’s just too fragile to go out of the house now. I have decided to play one more band gig with it and then that is it.

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