Strange ID on miltassia

vtandreaMarch 28, 2010

I admit it, I'm a sucker for the 50% off orchid shelf. When I find a healthy specimen with new PBs, I usually get one even if it's NOID. The one I came home with yesterday had a tag. However, I can't find it with Google, so I think it's wrongly ID'd. It says "Miltassia Mem. Donald Campbell". Supposedly it has green petals and a red/pink lip. Any ideas on which miltassia that might be? Of course I won't know for sure until it blooms.

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cjwatson(Z8 FL)

It's not a Miltassia. It's an Odontioda Memoria (Mem.) Donald Campbell, an Oncidium intergeneric of mostly Odontoglossum with a bit of Cochlioda and Oncidium thrown in. Try Googling it both ways. Should appreciate cool temperatures.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 10:15AM
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I didn't get anything with Odontioda, etc.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 9:16PM
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cjwatson(Z8 FL)

Google doesn't have every orchid hybrid name and photo. The information came from the RHS Registrar. I guess you will have to wait until it blooms to see what it looks like, and then you can post your photo up on the Internet.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 11:36PM
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