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    Hey all. My Oncidium is flowering and flowers began opening yesterday! Now I've got a couple of pics, and if anyone has similar plants with ID's, I'd like to know what they are.

    Here's the second flower on the spike:


    This image shows all three (well, two-- one is forked) spikes if you look really close:


    Once again, any ID info would be appreciated.

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    It's not an Oncidium, it looks to be a Miltonidium- a cross between a Miltonia and an Oncidium. Couldn't tell you which species were used to create the cross though.

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    Looks like it has the parent of O. Josephine. Definitely a hybrid.

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    There's no way to narrow it down - it's one of a huge number of intergenerics. Many have unbelievably complex ancestry and the large-scale growers that supply much of the market don't bother to register the crosses they sell.
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    Thanks for the info, guys. I really appreciate it.

    A Miltonidium maybe? I was a little puzzled when the tag said "Oncidium - a hybrid between Orchids of several genera". I figured it had to be wrong in at least some way. (Darn Lowe's garden center!)

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    People call those "Oncidium intergenerics" because the original genera that went into the mix are part of the Oncidium family.
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    It looks almost like a Colminara wildcat. But its the samle as Hernorthere said. Hard to be for sure. In fact Colminara wildcat the most famus colminara is not called a colminara anymore since one of the plants in the mix got its name changed, but I can't tell you what the new name is because I forgot. It looks similar to those though. I have like 3 different wildcats.
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    That's a popular one and they're considered to be strong plants and reliable bloomers. I, on ther hand, have managed to turn several large Colmanaras and other Onc intergenerics into small or dead plants. So I'm the last person who should be saying anything about that plant. But it sure reminds me of a Zygopetalum something or other. Are the flowers scented?
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