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Need Help for ID

This is a discussion on Need Help for ID within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Flowers are about 1" tall, maybe taller if the dorsal sepal will stand upright. Oncidium ...

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    Default Need Help for ID

    Flowers are about 1" tall, maybe taller if the dorsal sepal will stand upright. Oncidium type, plant about six inches tall, from base of the pb to leaf tip. Pbs are about 1" tall, leaves are thick and leathery. Any ideas? I appreciate any suggestions, TIA.



    I can't detect any fragrance.

    Blurry pic of the plant.


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    Rodriguezia venusta. I'm jealous!

    These guys have cute little nectar spurs. They're supposed to be fragrant – you'll have to tell us what the fragrance is like, if it shows up!

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    Default Those are spurs??

    Sue,
    If you havent mentioned, I wouldn't have thought that thing below the lip is a spur, I thought the flower have an extra sepal because its halfway opened from the bottom.

    So, these are spurs??

    I still cant detect any fragrance, but I will keep on checking.

    Thanks for the ID , gee...if only you don't live so far, I would gladly give you a div, because I found out that the vendor have cheated in a way that she sold the plant as a big clump. I found out that what she sold is a left over of a big clump after division, so I got three small divisions, the good thing is they are healthy and I got it cheap .

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    Further reading made me think that this plant is Rodriguezia bracheata. I'm not sure about the bracts on the lips as mentioned on Jay's site but this one blooms in Fall as opposed to venusta that blooms in Spring. It also have that pollen sticking out for easy picking.

    http://www.orchidspecies.com/rodbracheata.htm

    Thanks for the lead, Sue. Without it I wouldn't know where to go next in my search after Oncidium and Tolumnia.

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