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Brasolaeliocattleya George King 'Serendipity' AM/AOS
The cultivar name of this orchid is Brasolaeliocattleya George King 'Serendipity'. The letters AM/AOS attached to the end of the name indicates that this cultivar was awarded an Award of Merit by the American Orchid Society It is a hybrid produced from Cattleya Bob Betts and Brassolaeliocattleya Buttercup. For convenience Cattleya can be abbreviated as C., and Brassolaeliocattleya as Blc. All plants produced by crossing any C. Bob Betts with any Blc. Buttercup are called Blc. George King. However, the cultivar name Blc. George King 'Serendipity' does not apply to all of them. The cultivar name Blc. George King 'Serendipity' applies to only those clones that were propagated by vegetative (or asexual) means from a single seedling initially given the cultivar name Blc. George King 'Serendipity'. Thus all plants bearing the name Blc. George King 'Serendipity' share identical genes. Orchids can be vegetatively propagated - by dividing a "clump" of pseudobulbs, by growing baby plants from the nodes on a flower spike, and by cloning special cells in a growing tip.
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