it´s no wonder after i was able to cross D. ascendens ("Bandeira Peak") with D. tomentosa var. tomentosa (´Morro Do Jambeiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil´) some time ago that the reciprocal crossing should work as well. I waited with showing pictures of that crossing until the plants have grown up to majority. So here are the resulting plants of D. tomentosa var. tomentosa x ascendens.
In my eyes the plants look almost identical, the leaf shape, the hainess on the lower side of the leafes, the size of the plants and the hairness of the flower scapes seem to be almost the same. Only the colouration is a little bit different.
I wonder if the flowers will also look identical but it will take some time until the first flowers will open.
Here is the link to the plants i showed last year (D. ascendens x tomentosa var. tomentosa) where you can also see how the parents look like:
D. ascendens x tomentosa var. tomentosa
And here are the pictures of D. tomentosa var. tomentosa x ascendens and for comparison i took also some pictures of D. ascendens x tomentosa var. tomentosa side by side to the new crossing.
on the left is the new crossing
and again alone
Edited by Daniel O., 22 August 2012 - 01:05 AM.