The Orchid Seedbank Project
PO Box 7042
Chandler, AZ 85246

Germination list

We obviously cannot guarantee germination, as we have no way to  control factors involving how seed is treated once it leaves the OSP,  as well as the type of media, sterilization, and so forth. We do our  best to assure that customers receive the highest quality seed  possible, and currently inspect seeds for embryos before we make them  generally available.

Still, we also want to inform potential recipients of seed that may  be of particularly high quality, or otherwise proven to be  germinable. Seeds listed with a * have been hatched here at the OSP.

    Aeranthes grandiflora x sib (296) (Germinated 100% on P 785 and  G&S on 6/00)
    Ansellia africana x nicalita ("Good to excellent")  (Report of no germination, 4/00)
    Arundina graminifolia (20% germination on G&S on 6/00 for  both wild and cultivated collections) (Report of no germination, 4/00)
    Bletilla striata (germinated 100% on P 785, and G&S, on 6/00)
    Bletilla striata alba (germinated 100% on G&S, on 6/00)
    Brassavola glauca (Report of 60% germination, 4/00)
    Brassavola grandiflora 365 * (95% on P 6668 on 5/00, 100% on  G&S on 6/00)
    Brassavola nodosa (Report of no germination, 4/00)
    Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (Germinated 7/00, no report of at  what rate)
    Bulbophyllum sladeanum * (60% on 8/00)
    Catasetum fimbriatum * (About 100% germination 6/99; one report  of 100% germination on 4/00)
    Catasetum tenebrosum (Two reports of no germination)
    Cattleya amethystoglossa (Excellent germination, 4/00)
    Cattleya aurantiaca (wild) (good germination)
    Cattleya bicolor (no germination)
    Cattleya bicolor brasiliensis (satisfactory germination)
    Cattleya chacoensis ("Low viability" but alive; one  report of no germination 9/99)
    Cattleya dormaniana * (about 10%)
    Cattleya forbesii #371 * (70%+ on 5/00)
    Cattleya harrisoniae * (90% on 10/99; one report of 20% germination)
    Cattleya labiata 378 (Report of no germination 4/00)
    Cattleya maxima * (85% on 10/99)
    Cattleya skinneri (Report of 60% germination, 4/00)
    Cattleya skinneri #366 * (95% on 7/00)
    Cattleya trianae * (about 5% germination, but we send large qty.  of seed)
    Cattleya walkeriana alba 'Pendentive' (Report of no germination, 4/00)
    Cattleya warneri concolor * (80%+ on 9/99) ("very good"  on 4/00)
    Cryptopedium andersonii * (~10% on 10/99)
    Cypripedium reginae ('97, Canada collection) ("~100% in Dec. '97")
    Dendrobium antennatum v. D'albertisii (Excellent germination, 4/00)
    Dendrobium chrysotoxum ("very good" on 4/00)
    Dendrobium densiflorum #497 * (Germinated 80%, 8/00)
    Dendrobium nobile pendulum ("very good" on 4/00)
    Dendrobium sulawesi #408 * (90% on 8/00)
    Encyclia citrina ("very good" on 4/00)
    Encyclia cochleata (germinated "very well," two reports  of not at all)
    Encyclia dichroma * (~100% on 8/00)
    Epidendrum nocturnum ("Good to excellent," excellent on 4/00)
    Epidendrum parkinsonianum (Excellent germination, 4/00)
    Epidendrum radicans (Report of no germination, 4/00)
    Encyclia prismatocarpum ("bad luck")
    Epidendrum calanthum * ("good" germination, one report  of 100%, germinated here at ~100%, grows very quickly)
    Epidendrum cinnabarinum (one report of 90% germination)
    Epidendrum nocturnum * (germinated "very well", ~100%;  one report of 100%)
    Epidendrum parkinsonianum * (weedy, grows VERY well; one report  of 75-80% germination)
    Eulophia alta * (germinates at ~75%, very good seed but slow to sprout)
    Galeandra batemanii ("No germination yet")
    Gongora gratulabunda #447 * (Germinated at ~100%, 7/00)
    Laelia anceps x sib (satisfactory germination)
    Laelia crispa *Low germination (~10% 9/99; one report of 10%  germination, one report of 60%, 4/00)
    Laelia lobata (Two reports of no germination 4/00)
    Laelia lundii ("very good" on 4/00)
    Laelia perinii (Report of no germination, 4/00)
    Laelia perinii semi-alba (one report of no germination)
    Laelia purpurata 'Cindarosa' x self (one report of no germination 9/99)
    Laelia purpurata werkhauseri (germinated "very well";  Two reports of no germination 4/00)
    Laelia tenebrosa * (~25% on 7/99, 60% on 4/00)
    Maxillaria ringens (no germination 9/99)
    Mormodes lineata (60-75%)
    Oncidium haephaematicum ("about 100%" germination)
    Oncidium hastatum * (90% on 10/99, excellent germination 4/00)
    Oncidium stenotis *(About 95%, 9/99)
    Oncidium stenotis * (90% on 10/99)
    Oncidium suave* (90%+ on 4/00) (90%+ on 5/00) (90%+ on 7/00)  Disinfect rigorously!
    Pescatoria cerina (Two reports of no germination)
    Restrepiella ophiocephala * (80%+ on 3/01)
    Stanhopea indora (very good germination in Dec. '98)
    Stanhopea tigrina (50% germination, August '99; excellent  germination 4/00)
    Stenocoryne vittelina #300 * (80%+ on 8/00)
    Vanilla planifolia: probably not at all viable. No good reports,  but may require much higher temps to germinate (30-35C)
    Vanda tricolor #319 * (95% germination 8/00)
    Zygopetalum crinitum (Report of no germination, 4/00)

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The Orchid Seedbank Project
PO Box 7042
Chandler, AZ 85246