Cycnoches - Hybrids

 

A presentation on select hybrids of the Cychnodes.  Photos, AOS award information, where the species originated, care and culture and more from various sources on the Internet all categorized under specific hybrids.  Of course you could look for this information on your own, but somebody has done it for you. To further explore an orchid, click and follow the link of the orchid's name in bold.

 

Cycnoches Brown's Choice

 

Cyc. Brown's Choice (Cyc. Richard Brandon 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Cyc. Swan Cascade 'Best Select')

 

I am such a fan of these modern Cycnoches hybrids. They’re easy to grow, mature quickly and produce impressive flowers. Richard Brandon (warscewiczii x Jean E. Monnier) has been proving itself as a significant parent, with its fine flower shape, color, ease of growth and ability to bloom with 14-16 flowers per stem. Swan Cascade (cooperi x Jean E. Monnier) is incredibly floriferous, regularly producing 35-45 flowers per inflorescence, and the flower color favors the rich bronze/chocolate colors of Cyc. cooperi. I bet this cross will average 25 flowers per inflorescence, and flowers will be richly colored, many spotted with dark burgundy.  An excellent pairing for creating Bronze Swans….(Description and Photos: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids)  (SVO 8079)

 

 Photo credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids 

 

 

 

Cycnoches Cryminy

 

Cycnoches Cryminy is an orchid hybrid originated by F. Clarke in 2014. It is a cross of Cyc. Kevin Clarke x Cyc. Richard Brandon.

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-cryminy

 

 

 

 Photo credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids 

 

 

 

 

Cycnoches Jean E. Monnier

 

Cycnoches Jean E. Monnier is an orchid hybrid originated by G.Monnier in 2003. It is a cross of Cyc. barthiorum x Cyc. cooperi. It is considered a "primary hybrid" because it is a cross between two species.

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-jean-e-monnier

 

 

SVO 810

Cyc. Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. cooperi ‘Dark Jem' AM/AOS)

This is a remake of an earlier cross, however I am using Cyc. barthiorum an the pod parent. Expect to see the bold spotting from the Cyc. barthiorum in the progeny. This hybrid has been receiving numerous AOS awards.  ( - Fred Clarke )   

 

 Photo credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids 

Cyc. Jean E. Monnier 'Bill Tse'

 
 

 

Cycnoches Jumbo Cooper

 

Cycnoches Jumbo Cooper is an orchid hybrid originated by Jumbo Orchids in 2006. It is a cross of Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. cooperi. It is considered a "primary hybrid" because it is a cross between two species.

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-jumbo-cooper

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Cycnoches Kevin Clarke

 

Cycnoches Kevin Clarke is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2004. It is a cross of Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. herrenhusanum. It is considered a "primary hybrid" because it is a cross between two species.

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-kevin-clarke

 

 

SVO 703

Cyc. Kevin Clarke (Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Andy' x Cyc. herrenhusanum ‘SVO')

These have bloomed on bulbs 5" tall! Mature plants will carry 15 or more bright yellow flowers. Easy growing and flowering plants.  ( - Fred Clarke )   

 

Photo credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

 

 

Cycnoches Maren Gleason

 

Cycnoches Maren Gleason is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2015. It is a cross of Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. Martha Clarke.

 

 https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-maren-gleason

 

SVO 1816

Cyc. Maren Gleason (Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Martha Clarke 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This warscewiczii has superb flower size, count, shape and flowering habit.  The Martha Clarke (herrenhusanum x barthiorum) is truly special, which is why I named it for my wife!  The swan-shaped flowers of Martha Clarke are orange/yellow with dark burgundy spots - amazing colors!  The addition of warscewiczii genes will result in a significant improvement to the overall size, shape, and form.  Large yellow/green flowers with many having red spots - oh my!  Picture of first to bloom  Pic 1 ,  Pic 2 ( - Fred Clarke of Sunset alley Orchids )

  Photo Credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

 

 

Cycnoches Martha Clarke

 

Cycnoches Richard Brandon is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2011. It is a cross of Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier. 

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-richard-brandon

 

 

SVO 1816

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘#3’ x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

The large, swan shaped warscewiczii will increase the flower size of Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. barthiorum) I expect the rich color and spotting from the Jean E. Monnier will come through and the lip to be modified into a shield like warscewiczii. This cross has been hard to make due to timing of male and female flower blooming periods, I am excited to finally have this available. This is the next level of breeding in Cycnoches. A first bloom seedling. ( - Fred Clarke of Sunset alley Orchids )

 Photo Credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

 

 

Cycnoches Pineapple Popcorn

 

Cycnoches Pineapple Popcorn is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2015. It is a cross of Cyc. Kevin Clarke x Cyc. warscewiczii.

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-pineapple-popcorn

 

 

SVO 5628

( Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Wide Petals’ x Cyc. Kevin Clarke ‘SVO’ FCC/AOS )

‘Wide Petals’ is superior to all others in flower size, count, shape and flowering habit.  I don’t believe there is a better warscewiczii out there -- check out the picture. Kevin Clarke (Cyc. herrenhusanum x Cyc. warscewiczii) is truly special.  It is named for my younger son and is the first Cycnoches hybrid from SVO to receive a coveted First Class Certificate (FCC) from the American Orchid Society.  The swan-shaped flowers of Kevin Clarke are bright yellow with light gold spots -- an amazing color -- not to mention the 2 inflorescences carrying 30 perfectly arranged blooms.  Cyc. Kevin Clarke already has improved lip size and form.  The second addition of warscewiczii genes from ‘Wide Petals’ will result in a significant contribution to the overall size, shape, form and lip qualities of this grex.  It is hard to improve on an FCC but this has the potential to do just that, if you only get one Cycnoches hybrid. This is the one.  ( - Fred Clarke of Sunset alley Orchids )

 Photo Credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

 

 

Cycnoches Richard Brandon

 

Cycnoches Richard Brandon is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2011. It is a cross of Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier.

 

 https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-richard-brandon

 

SVO 1816

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘#3’ x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

The large, swan shaped warscewiczii will increase the flower size of Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. barthiorum) I expect the rich color and spotting from the Jean E. Monnier will come through and the lip to be modified into a shield like warscewiczii. This cross has been hard to make due to timing of male and female flower blooming periods, I am excited to finally have this available. This is the next level of breeding in Cycnoches. A first bloom seedling. ( - Fred Clarke )   

 

Photo credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

 

 

Cycnoches Swan Cascade

 

Cycnoches Swan Cascade is an orchid hybrid originated by F.Clarke in 2011. It is a cross of Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier.

 

https://orchids.org/grexes/cycnoches-swan-cascade

 

SVO 1999

(Cyc. cooperi ‘Mem. Pat Worthington’ AM/AOS x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO II’ HCC/AOS

My grex of Cyc. Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVO’ AM/AOS) has earned an impressive 8 AM/AOS and 6 HCC/AOS awards. This next generation hybrid combines the well formed dark chocolate cooperi with one of the darkest Jean E. Monnier that carries 35 flowers. This is the type of breeding to reinforce the cooperi traits of flower size, color and flower count. Expect 25-30, 4" flowers in colors ranging from deep chocolate to light bronze with dark spotting. ( - Fred Clarke )   

 

 

Photo credit:  Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids

Cyc. Swan Cascade 'Dark Swan'

 

  

( Cyc. Jumbo Cooper 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Swan Cascade 'Best Select' )

 

The flower quality, size and count (18 on a single inflorescence) of Jumbo Cooper 'SVO' are impressive. It was bred from the rare green cultivar Cyc. cooperi 'Green Emerald' HCC/AOS and the very fine Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS. Swan Cascade (cooperi x Jean E. Monnier) is incredibly floriferous, with an average stem carrying 35-45 flowers in colors favoring the rich bronze/chocolate colors of cooperi. The double influence of cooperi will assure high flower count (expect 25 blooms per stem), and the dose of warscewiczii will improve flower shape and produce shield-shaped lips. Flower colors will be green-bronze, with some flowers sporting burgundy spotting. All in all, this is a good one.  (Description and Photos: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids)   (SVO 8081)

 

 

 

( Cyc. Richard Brandon 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Cyc. Cryminy 'Killer' )

 

Cyc. Cryminy (Richard Brandon x Cyc. Kevin Clarke) 'Killer' has color never before seen in a Cycnoches. The base color is bronze/yellow, with bold burgundy spots that coalesce into large solid patches, set off by a contrasting white lip. Just remarkable! Richard Brandon (warscewiczii x Jean E. Monnier) produces robust-growing plants that are easy to bloom, with high-quality well-shaped flowers. This outstanding grex is becoming my go-to parent for making modern Cycnoches hybrids. What will this cross deliver? I expect novel flower color combinations in gold and bronze, deeply spotted with burgundy. Plants should produce 15-20 flowers per inflorescence. As a bonus, these will be easy to grow and flower. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7691, providing a rare opportunity to see how capsule and pollen parents differ in their contribution to the offspring.  (Description and Photos: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids) (SVO 8172)

 

 

 

( Cyc. Richard Brandon 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Cyc. Maren Gleason 'SVO' )

 

Modern Cycnoches hybrids are simply outstanding, with impressive flowers and a robust growth habit. Here we are breeding for spots. Maren Gleason (warscewiczii x Martha Clarke) has flowers peppered in burgundy on an almost orange background. Richard Brandon (warscewiczii x Jean E. Monnier) has been proving itself as an important breeder. The awarded 'SVO II' has dark burgundy spots over a green base color. Both parents have the dominant shield-shaped lips from the warscewiczii in their linage. This cross will have spots, spots and more spots in burgundy over a lighter-colored background. You will be impressed with the flower shape, ease of growth and ability to carry 14-16 impressive swan-shaped flowers per stem. You also have the rare chance to evaluate the results from a reciprocal Cycnoches cross, available as SVO 8121.  (Description and Photos: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids) (SVO 8174)

 

 

 

( Cyc. Richard Brandon 'Very Select' x Cyc. Pineapple Popcorn 'Gold Spots' )

 

Richard Brandon (warscewiczii x Jean E. Monnier) has proven itself to be an important parent, and 'Very Select' has exceptionally wide, flat segments. The flower color is an unusual shade of amber with a few burgundy spots. Pineapple Popcorn (Kevin Clarke x warscewiczii) has almost perfectly flat flowers in yellow with gold spots. The flatter the Cycnoches flowers, the more they resemble the swans they're named for. These parents are exceptional in this regard, and we expect the cross to deliver some of the flattest Cycnoches flowers yet. The flower color of the offspring will span a range that includes amber, bronze, and green.  (Description and Photos: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids) (SVO 8135)

 

 

 

  

( Cyc. Cryminy 'Killer' x Cyc. Richard Brandon 'SVO II' AM/AOS )

 

Cyc. Cryminy (Richard Brandon x Cyc. Kevin Clarke) ‘Killer’ has color never before seen in a Cycnoches. The base color is bronze/yellow, with bold burgundy spots that coalesce into large solid patches, set off by a contrasting white lip. Just remarkable! Richard Brandon (warscewiczii x Jean E. Monnier) produces robust-growing plants that are easy to bloom, with high-quality well-shaped flowers. This outstanding grex is becoming my go-to parent for making modern Cycnoches hybrids. What will this cross deliver? I expect novel flower color combinations in gold and bronze, deeply spotted with burgundy. Plants should produce 15-20 flowers per inflorescence. As a bonus, these will be easy to grow and flower. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 8172, providing a rare opportunity to see how capsule and pollen parents differ in their contribution to the offspring.  (Description and Photos: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids) (SVO 7691)

 

 
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