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I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was well beyond
its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks very healthy. Any idea
what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

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David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was well beyond
its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks very healthy. Any idea
what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.

Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with it.
Congrats!

K Barrett
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K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was well
beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks very
healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.

Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with it.
Congrats!

K Barrett


Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer it will be
until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
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L.A., CA


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David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was well
beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks very
healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.

Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with it.
Congrats!

K Barrett


Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer it will be
until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.


Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two. Possibly
longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a picture of it.
Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether it's a pure Oncidium or
a hybrid with something else. My first thought was that the pseudobulbs
were a little tall for a pure Oncidium, but there are LOTS of different
Oncidium species and hybrids. The flowers will probably tell that story.

Steve
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Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was
well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks
very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with
it. Congrats!

K Barrett


Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer it
will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.


Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two. Possibly
longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a picture of
it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether it's a pure
Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first thought was that
the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure Oncidium, but there are
LOTS of different Oncidium species and hybrids. The flowers will
probably tell that story.
Steve


Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they arrive.

--
David Farber
L.A., CA




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David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was
well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks
very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with
it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer it
will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.

Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two. Possibly
longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a picture of
it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether it's a pure
Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first thought was that
the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure Oncidium, but there are
LOTS of different Oncidium species and hybrids. The flowers will
probably tell that story.
Steve


Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they arrive.

--
David Farber
L.A., CA



Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours, growing a
nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like they'll have some
sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The flowers will probably open in
about a week. They may start small then expand over a week's time,
getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I think
their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the orchid bug,
*G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its probably miles
from where you are, but at least you can see some pretty orchid pictures.

K Barrett
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K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was
well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks
very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with
it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer it
will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two. Possibly
longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a picture of
it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether it's a pure
Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first thought was that
the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure Oncidium, but there are
LOTS of different Oncidium species and hybrids. The flowers will
probably tell that story.
Steve


Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they arrive.

--
David Farber
L.A., CA


Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours, growing a
nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like they'll have some
sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The flowers will probably open in
about a week. They may start small then expand over a week's time,
getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I think
their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the orchid bug,
*G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its probably miles
from where you are, but at least you can see some pretty orchid pictures.

K Barrett


OOps, I looked at the pic again and it will be a few weeks before the
buds open.

K
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K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was
well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks
very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with
it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer it
will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two. Possibly
longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a picture of
it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether it's a pure
Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first thought was that
the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure Oncidium, but there are
LOTS of different Oncidium species and hybrids. The flowers will
probably tell that story.
Steve


Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they arrive.

--
David Farber
L.A., CA


Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours, growing a
nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like they'll have some
sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The flowers will probably open in
about a week. They may start small then expand over a week's time,
getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I think
their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the orchid bug,
*G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its probably miles
from where you are, but at least you can see some pretty orchid pictures.

K Barrett


OOps, I looked at the pic again and it will be a few weeks before the
buds open.

K
Ah. The fascination with orchids continues. Great pic but it will be a while before the buds open for the above.
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K Barrett wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was
well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant
looks very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with
it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer
it will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two.
Possibly longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a
picture of it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether
it's a pure Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first
thought was that the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure
Oncidium, but there are LOTS of different Oncidium species and
hybrids. The flowers will probably tell that story.
Steve

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they
arrive. --
David Farber
L.A., CA


Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours,
growing a nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like
they'll have some sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The flowers
will probably open in about a week. They may start small then
expand over a week's time, getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I
think their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the
orchid bug, *G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its
probably miles from where you are, but at least you can see some
pretty orchid pictures. K Barrett


OOps, I looked at the pic again and it will be a few weeks before the
buds open.

K


There are two Norman's locations in L.A. One is in Montclair and there is a
sister store in the Flower District of downtown Los Angeles called, "Orchid
Affair." The downtown store has one set of business hours for wholesalers
and another set for regular people. It's on my to do list.

The blooms opened up yesterday. So what do the experts say?
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
--
David Farber
L.A., CA


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David Farber wrote:

There are two Norman's locations in L.A. One is in Montclair and there is a
sister store in the Flower District of downtown Los Angeles called, "Orchid
Affair." The downtown store has one set of business hours for wholesalers
and another set for regular people. It's on my to do list.

The blooms opened up yesterday. So what do the experts say?
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.


Yoiks, it could be anything. Yellow oncidiums are pretty universal.
Sorry to be of no help.

K Barrett


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David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was
well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant
looks very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job with
it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much longer
it will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two.
Possibly longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a
picture of it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether
it's a pure Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first
thought was that the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure
Oncidium, but there are LOTS of different Oncidium species and
hybrids. The flowers will probably tell that story.
Steve
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they
arrive. --
David Farber
L.A., CA

Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours,
growing a nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like
they'll have some sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The flowers
will probably open in about a week. They may start small then
expand over a week's time, getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I
think their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the
orchid bug, *G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its
probably miles from where you are, but at least you can see some
pretty orchid pictures. K Barrett

OOps, I looked at the pic again and it will be a few weeks before the
buds open.

K


There are two Norman's locations in L.A. One is in Montclair and there is a
sister store in the Flower District of downtown Los Angeles called, "Orchid
Affair." The downtown store has one set of business hours for wholesalers
and another set for regular people. It's on my to do list.

The blooms opened up yesterday. So what do the experts say?
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.


Well, a month ago, I said the pseudobulbs looked too elongated to be
pure Oncidium. Now that I see the flowers, I don't see anything there
but Oncidium. It's not exactly like any one I remember seeing in person.
I can't even tell you if it's a species or a hybrid.

Steve
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Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but
was well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the
plant looks very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job
with it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much
longer it will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two.
Possibly longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a
picture of it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether
it's a pure Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first
thought was that the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure
Oncidium, but there are LOTS of different Oncidium species and
hybrids. The flowers will probably tell that story.
Steve
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they
arrive. --
David Farber
L.A., CA

Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours,
growing a nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like
they'll have some sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The
flowers will probably open in about a week. They may start small
then expand over a week's time, getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I
think their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the
orchid bug, *G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its
probably miles from where you are, but at least you can see some
pretty orchid pictures. K Barrett
OOps, I looked at the pic again and it will be a few weeks before
the buds open.

K


There are two Norman's locations in L.A. One is in Montclair and
there is a sister store in the Flower District of downtown Los
Angeles called, "Orchid Affair." The downtown store has one set of
business hours for wholesalers and another set for regular people.
It's on my to do list. The blooms opened up yesterday. So what do the
experts say?
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.


Well, a month ago, I said the pseudobulbs looked too elongated to be
pure Oncidium. Now that I see the flowers, I don't see anything there
but Oncidium. It's not exactly like any one I remember seeing in
person. I can't even tell you if it's a species or a hybrid.

Steve


Is there a word in the orchid world which is equivalent to the word, "mutt,"
in the dog world?

Thanks for your reply.
--
David Farber
David Farber's Service Center
L.A., CA



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David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
Steve wrote:
David Farber wrote:
K Barrett wrote:
David Farber wrote:
I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but
was well beyond its prime. It's many months later and the
plant looks very healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
Its an oncidium of some sort. Yes, you are doing a nice job
with it. Congrats!

K Barrett
Hi K.

Thanks for the id. Can you tell from the close up how much
longer it will be until the flowers bloom?


Thanks for your reply.
Hi David,
It looks to me like you should have flowers in a week or two.
Possibly longer. When it does bloom, return here with a link to a
picture of it. Then we can get a more accurate idea of whether
it's a pure Oncidium or a hybrid with something else. My first
thought was that the pseudobulbs were a little tall for a pure
Oncidium, but there are LOTS of different Oncidium species and
hybrids. The flowers will probably tell that story.
Steve
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your analysis. I'll post pics of the blooms when they
arrive. --
David Farber
L.A., CA

Steve is right in saying its probably a hybrid of some sort. Costco
wouldn't sell a plain species. You are doing well with yours,
growing a nicely branched inflorescence. The flowers look like
they'll have some sort of tan or reddish brown to them. The
flowers will probably open in about a week. They may start small
then expand over a week's time, getting larger.

Since you are in LA I'll encourage you to try Norman's Orchids (I
think their website is orchids.com) to test if you can resist the
orchid bug, *G*! Sorry I can't recall what city they are in, so its
probably miles from where you are, but at least you can see some
pretty orchid pictures. K Barrett
OOps, I looked at the pic again and it will be a few weeks before
the buds open.

K
There are two Norman's locations in L.A. One is in Montclair and
there is a sister store in the Flower District of downtown Los
Angeles called, "Orchid Affair." The downtown store has one set of
business hours for wholesalers and another set for regular people.
It's on my to do list. The blooms opened up yesterday. So what do the
experts say?
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.

Well, a month ago, I said the pseudobulbs looked too elongated to be
pure Oncidium. Now that I see the flowers, I don't see anything there
but Oncidium. It's not exactly like any one I remember seeing in
person. I can't even tell you if it's a species or a hybrid.

Steve


Is there a word in the orchid world which is equivalent to the word, "mutt,"
in the dog world?............


Not exactly. A mutt would be a mixture of breeds, not a pure bred.
In the orchid world, we delight in making all sorts of hybrids, in an
attempt to improve on nature. I have to admit that many hybrid attempts
are poorly planned and turn out to be "dogs".
I've heard people who are avid species collectors refer to all hybrid
orchids as mutts.

Steve
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It looks just like Oncidium Gower Ramsey to me, but we can't just name it
so.
Cheers Wendy

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I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was well beyond
its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks very healthy. Any
idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
--
David Farber
L.A., CA


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I bought this at Costco. The flower had already bloomed but was well
beyond its prime. It's many months later and the plant looks very
healthy. Any idea what kind it is?

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...id/orchid.html

Thanks for your reply.
--
David Farber
L.A., CA


Wendy7 wrote:
It looks just like Oncidium Gower Ramsey to me, but we can't just
name it so.
Cheers Wendy


I looked up the picture of the Oncidium Gower Ramsey and it looks like a
very close match to me.

Thanks for your reply.
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David Farber
L.A., CA




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