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Title: Breeding vandaceous orchids for commercial cut-flowers in Singapore: An overview
Authors: Lee, Y.H. 
Wong, S.M. 
Tan, W.K.
Goh, C.J. 
Keywords: Cut-flowers
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Lee, Y.H.,Wong, S.M.,Tan, W.K.,Goh, C.J. (1996). Breeding vandaceous orchids for commercial cut-flowers in Singapore: An overview. Euphytica 89 (2) : 235-241. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Extensive artificial hybridisation among members of some 86 genera of vandaceous orchids within the subtribe Sarcanthinae in Singapore over the past five decades has created many thousands of exotic hybrids. A small number of these are selected for commercial cut-flower production, while others are cultivated as pot-plants. Two classes of intergeneric hybrids are of special commercial importance as export cut-flowers, the bigeneric Aranda (Arachnis x Vanda) and the trigeneric Mokara (Arachnis xVanda x Ascocentrum) hybrids. Cytogenetic studies of these hybrids in recent years have provided information on the significance of ploidy levels and genomic constitutions on the horticultural performance of cut-flower cultivars, and also on the strategy for effective breeding in vandaceous orchids. © 1996 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Source Title: Euphytica
ISSN: 00142336
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