What is this??

txbelleDecember 16, 2011

Several years ago, I inherited a noid orchid that looked like an Oncidium with some graying on its main pseudobulb. I posted on this forum for some help identifying what it was. The consensus was generally an Oncidium, but to try to get it to bloom for positive ID. So for years it sat .. and sat, taking up valuable space. I would put more light directly on it, move it here and there, etc. And it sat some more. Well - I went to water it one day about a month or more ago and found it spiking! (I think it heard me say I was going to give it away). Go to the link to see it. Can anyone identify?? Thanks.

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

The link goes to photobucket home page.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2011 at 11:40PM
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txbelle

Sorry - first attempt didn't work. I'll try again.

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    Bookmark   December 16, 2011 at 11:42PM
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txbelle

Second picture:

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    Bookmark   December 16, 2011 at 11:44PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Is is an Oncidium intergeneric, maybe a Brassidium, (Oncdium x Brassia) but that is just a guess. Thousands of registered hybrids, plus the variation in the flowers for each cross make a positive id almost impossible.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 12:08AM
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vtandrea

Reminds me of beallara Marfitch "Howard's Dream"

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 8:50AM
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txbelle

Thank you ArthurM and vtandrea. I looked at Brassidiums on the web and the flower most closely resembles them. The blooms are so beautiful that it was nearly worth the 5 or 6 year wait to get them! I don't have a set up that delivers enough light for high-light orchids so blooming them is problematic.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 11:58PM
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