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What orchid do I have here?

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    Hi Guys, I hope I did this right. As said before I`m fairly new to orchids. Downright dumb really. lol I bought some that weren`t tagged and had already bloomed. I think the one on the left is a brassia but not sure, dendrobium in center?, and ?? on the right. It looks like you guys are the ones to ask! The brassia (I think) is about to bloom. The stalk is about 2 ft. and growing. I count over 20 flowers on it already. I can send a pic of it with stalk if that helps. This site rocks! Thanks all.

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    Welcome Joe, this is a really great site with lots of orchid resource. Glad you joined us.
    With respect to your orchids: the first and third one would be in the 'Oncidium Alliance', meaning they could be hybrids or species of any orchids from the genus oncidium, odontoglossum, brassia, miltonia etc. We can only tell exactly which one they are when they bloom, and in your case it's going to be very soon Middle one as you thought is a 'hard cane' dendrobium.

    Wish you success with your growing.

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    Healthy looking plants, Joe. As to ID, Emos is right. It would be easier to ID from the flowers.

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    Thanks for your replies! Just relying on my ability to read plants and what they need is tough sometimes! But looking at my yard it`s hard to tell. I have a dendrobium mounted on a cedar stump that just had this baby awhile back. I put it on this driftwood with other epiphites I have. It is still very small. A little larger than a penny. Venus flytrap on the left end of it in bloom. Maybe now with this site for support I will have a greater success for my efforts.
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    Your driftwood mount is very artistic...hope the den likes it and does well there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Healthy looking plants, Joe. As to ID, Emos is right. It would be easier to ID from the flowers.
    Yew is right on ( as usual! ) Welcome to the Forum...You'll have lots of fun here...Betty :-)

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    Blooms finally opened up yesterday morning after me waiting for what seemed like forever. I lost count of number of blooms but it is over 100! Can anyone ID it now? It sure adds to my patio table when I sit outside. Near 90 dergree heat doesn`t seem to bother any of my orchids, phaleonopsis included. I have one that is in full bloom right now.
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    It is an Oncidium. From your picture and the description of 100 flowers or more this could be Oncidium sphacelatum. However can't be sure as there are many oncidiums that look similar.

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    Congratulations Joe, finally!
    I would support Yew and opt for Oncidium sphacelatum

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    Yes, Yew is correct, but I have NO IDEA which one either! Betty :-)

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