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  • Mostly noids. I love noids...or it's the only choice...

    12 5.04%
  • Many noids. I tend to lean on the side of noids for some reasons.

    3 1.26%
  • Don't care. I see an orchid, I like it, I buy it. Noid or not doesn't influence me.

    96 40.34%
  • Some noids. Unless the noid is exceptional, I still stick to labeled 'chids.

    91 38.24%
  • No noids. I don't ever buy nameless orchids. Too much confusion and this and that...

    36 15.13%
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Poll about Noids

This is a discussion on Poll about Noids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I don't hybridize and grow orchids only for my pleasure. So if I like the ...

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    I don't hybridize and grow orchids only for my pleasure. So if I like the flower (NOID or not), even if its not healthy, as long as its not pest infested, I'll buy it. I love the challenge of reviving the plants.

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    It depends. I have some noid hybrids (a Mokara and a LC), but got those a freebies. Most unnamed hybrids that we used to have, have been given away to make room for other plants.

    I dont mind buying noid species, I actually prefer that the seller write Pleuro sp, than having some bogus name that doesnt exist. But I prefer if the label tells where the species was originally from, then I can compare to flora books from that location.

    This is not because I show, breed or anything else, but rather because I like to know what I have bought and like to investigate how the plant grows in nature etc. It all helps me grow and understand the plant. For the same reason I dont care much about hybrids, they have no natural history, but every now I then I see something I like enough to stray me away from the species path.

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    I have done a bit of breeding but I would never use a Noid even though I have a couple of quite nice ones.
    Tednz

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    I am a newbie and have some noids. I have one that I bought out of bloom and I can't wait to see what it will look like if I can get it to bloom for me.

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    I have made a few NOIDs by loosing or misplacing tags. I also have has a few things bloom out to be different than what the tag reads. (I really hate that scenerio) I also have a few NONAME' (said in my best Japanese accent) The majority of my NOIDs are species that have yet to be identified. So that being said, I would not buy a hybrid without a tag but would buy a species that has no ID and I too prefer to know the country of origin

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    I do my best not to buy noids, but when I see a sale table with a pretty phal or den, I don't care. Most of the time, like others, I give them to friends just learning to grow orchids when I am done watching them bloom. That way I don't worry so much about them dying. And I'm going to give up on the sicko's as they seem to do more infecting of my good plants than growing and living.
    Connie

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    I'm definitely not a noid. I appreciate an orchid with a name tag as much as one without, but when it comes to buying and selecting, I always go for the label. I find orchid nomenclature fascinating, I can learn a lot on the history behind an hybrid and its growth habit, for me that makes an orchid more interesting.

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    I only have one Milt. NOID. The only reason I got it was it's very large blooms. Otherwise, I tend to try to only get plants with tags.

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    In my case, at least, it depends on when in my addiction we tune into. My very first orchids were NoIDs. Got them at a BBS and at that time didn't really see any with names on them (this was before attending shows or my discovering that there were online vendors to buy from -- LOL). Since then, however, I don't think I've purchased any NoIDs. My space is too limited for me to buy a NoID not in bloom and possibly wind up with another of something I already have. Also I do on occasion show my orchids so for that names matter. As has already been mentioned, there's also the benefit of being able to find out more about a plant's culture requirements if the name is known.

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    i go for noid's, otherwise i would miss out on the "research part", and since i have time im enjoying the "learning part" of it.

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