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First bloom! on dual-identity intergeneric orchid

This is a discussion on First bloom! on dual-identity intergeneric orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; We recently acquired this orchid, which had a spike ready to bloom. The pot says ...

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    Default First bloom! on dual-identity intergeneric orchid

    We recently acquired this orchid, which had a spike ready to bloom. The pot says oncid & odont, but the tag says Mtssa. Kauai's Choice 'Tropical Fragrance'. That seems like a contradiction to me, as Miltassia is a hybrid of Miltonia and Brassia? Any ideas why the two different designations?

    Anyway, we love our new little 'dragon' -- my husband says the blooms remind him of dragons. I can see it!

    But it doesn't seem to have any fragrance...

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    Miltonia, Brassia, Odontoglossum and Oncidium are all Oncidium Alliance genera, so informally refering to a Miltassia as 'oncid & odont' as a general identifier of the type isn't incorrect. The more precise Mttsa. label does appear to be accurate, though more recently this type of hybrid is officially recognized as Bratonia rather than Miltassia. A dramatic flower no matter what you call it.

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    That's quite a spectacle, isn't it!

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    Makes me wonder.. I have two other orchid which also say oncid/odont on their pots, but they have no stake tags to classify them as this one does. One looks very oncidium-related. The other is anyone's guess. I'll post pictures soon and see if anyone knows how they fit into all this.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Miltonia, Brassia, Odontoglossum and Oncidium are all Oncidium Alliance genera, so informally refering to a Miltassia as 'oncid & odont' as a general identifier of the type isn't incorrect. The more precise Mttsa. label does appear to be accurate, though more recently this type of hybrid is officially recognized as Bratonia rather than Miltassia. A dramatic flower no matter what you call it.
    Thanks Kirk!

    cheers,
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