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Orchid label lost

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by tropicbreeze, Feb 4, 2022.

  1. tropicbreeze

    tropicbreeze Member

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    I lost the label for this orchid some years back. It's flowering now and it would be good to have a name for it. Any help with identifying it would be much appreciated, thanks.
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  2. Tired

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    Looks like an Oncidium hybrid, and a lot like ones I've seen sold at big box stores, grocery stores and the like. Did you get it at a grocery store, a hardware store, or another non-plant specialist place? They can have some really nice hybrids there, and often ones bred for some amount of hardiness.

    It may not be possible to ID it down to the exact variety name without a tag, unless someone has an identical one they know the name of. It's pretty, though!
     
  3. Raven

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    Looks like Trichocentrum or Lophiaris to me, but I'm not an expert in this group.
     
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  4. tropicbreeze

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    Thanks for the comments. The orchid was bought at an orchid show. From memory, the bloke who sold it was more into species rather than hybrids. But he wasn't very forthcoing with information. Maybe I was there too late in a long tiring day. If it's a species it'll be easier to track down. But if it's a hybrid, it'll be tough.
     
  5. Roberta

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    It looks to me like a Trichocentrum. I looked through the Orchidwiz gallery for species and didn't find one that quite matched, but it is a pretty small list of photos. Maybe worth your while to slog through the IOSPE (orchidspecies.com) list to try to find a species match. Good luck...
     
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    It does look like a Trichocentrum.
    How is it in leaf? is it a "mule ear" type?
     
  7. D Cal

    D Cal Marin County California Outdoor (mostly) grower

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    I agree with everyone on the side of Trichocentrum, and disagree about a hybrid like all the ones at big box stores. Never seen anything like that in big box store - or in a hybrid for that matter!

    There are a lot in the Trichocentrum group (mule ear oncidiums) though, so nailing it down might take some work.

    Good job blooming it! It's gorgeous (nice photo too).
     
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    yes, it looks like Trichocentrum lanceanum Hybrid. Very beautiful
     
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    Please can you help identifiseer?
     

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