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Identification request for this Orchid please

This is a discussion on Identification request for this Orchid please within the Deciduous Orchids forums, part of the General Information category; Hello everyone, Happy New Year to all, I have not been on this site for ...

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    Default Identification request for this Orchid please

    Hello everyone, Happy New Year to all, I have not been on this site for a while now because I have got to take it a bit easy for a while, I am still seeing about my babies though that is not very hard work so I will be ok.
    I was given an orchid this weekend I am trying to find out what type it is, the person said that it is a hybrid she bought last year at the orchid show our horticulture society puts on annually but all she could say is that the flowers were green. I have not been able to see the parent plant so I cannot tell what it is. Name:  20150118_170428 a.jpg
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Size:  35.8 KB I hope that someone would be able to help me here, the leaves are a bit thick almost like the phal leaves, I have planted it into a clay pot with the usual orchid mix.

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    Methinks you have a 'phal' (phalaenopsis).

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    Not the clearest pictures, but that appears to be a short jointed pseudobulb below the leaves, so I think I'd rule out Phalaenopsis. A Dendrobium keiki perhaps?

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    My first reaction was also "Phalanopsis." However, like Kirk, I then noticed what appears to be a short, jointed pb which causes me to suspect that it may be a Den.

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    Here is another orchid I took a pic of today but I do not know the name at all, need some help please thank you Name:  20150122_160432a.jpg
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    That is a Psychopsis of some sort. Looks like a hybrid, maybe 'Mendenhall'. The species would be: Psy. versteegiana, Psy. kramerianum (my fav), Psy papilio, and Psy sanderae. Mendenhall is a cross of Psy. papilio x Psy Butterfly, and Psy butterfly is a primary hybrid of Psy. Papilio x Psy sanderae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggs View Post
    Here is another orchid I took a pic of today but I do not know the name at all, need some help please thank you
    Definitely Psychopsis, as Yug replied, formerly Oncidium. The various species and hybrids can be impossible to tell apart from a picture, and not much easier in person.

    It would be better to start your own thread for a new identification. It will get more attention, and with multiple identifications in one thread it can get confusing which people are referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Definitely Psychopsis, as Yug replied, formerly Oncidium. The various species and hybrids can be impossible to tell apart from a picture, and not much easier in person.

    It would be better to start your own thread for a new identification. It will get more attention, and with multiple identifications in one thread it can get confusing which people are referring to.
    Also, if you can get a close-up of the top of the intricate column if would help with possible identification.

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    Maybe its a Dendrobium Phalaenopsis of some type. Try to google images of this and you will see it is very similar to your orchid. They look like a Den. Nobile however their leaves are not flexible.

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    I have the same Pychopsis orchid as you and they are just so fascinating. Remember not to cut the spike it is a sequential bloomer and will rebloom on the same spike around a month after the first flower has dropped. I have watched a nursery grower on the internet and he said they can rebloom on the same flower spike for up 12 years.

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