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Orchid of the Week

This week’s Orchid of the Week is… Cym. Wolfman Jack

Orchid of the Week - Cym. Wolfman Jack ‘Cute’ 4n
Orchid of the Week – Cym. Wolfman Jack ‘Cute’ 4n

Parentage: This is a cross between Cym. Janis Elaine Hoenig × Cym. Langleyense

Registered: 2020

The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week:

Something new and a bit different for our Orchid of the Week this week. Cym. Wolfman Jack is another tetraploid (4N) minature Andy Easton creation using the primary hybrid Cym. Langleyense.

Cym. Janis Elaine Hoenig
Cym. Janis Elaine Hoenig

Sticking with the Cym. devonianum influence has resulted in the usual long pendulous spike with a cracking flower indeed! The lip is strongly influenced by the Cym. Janis Elaine Hoenig parent, and I have included a photo taken from OrchidRoots of this parent to illustrate the amazing spotted lip it has! Cym. Janis Elaine Hoenig was grown and registered by George Hatfield, who is another awesome hybridizer, in 2011.

Both Andy and George have used Cym. Janis Elaine Hoenig in breeding since and the results are pretty cool! Cym. Wolfman Jack doesn’t have any registered progeny yet, but I’m sure there will be some further breeding done with this!

I have two different Cym. Langleyense plants in my collection that produce very long pendulous spikes of about 28 minature flowers, so if you are looking for high flower counts and small sized flowers, then the Cym. devonianum line of descendants could very well be for you!

The above image of Cym. Wolfman Jack was grown and photographed by Andy Easton. And the image has been taken from from Andy Easton’s Facebook page with permission.

Looking back at the species contributors of Cym. Wolfman Jack, Orchid Roots will tell you we have 50% Cym. devonianum, plus a big percentage of Cym. lowianum.

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