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Is this an oncidium?

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    Saw this flower at the Singapore Changi airport. Is this an oncidium?
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    This is an intergeneric oncidium hybrid. Though I don't know exact ID.

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    I concur with Cucubirds - could be any of the intergeneric oncidiums....Miltassia, Beallara, Mclellanara, Degarmoreara but I suspect there is Beallara Tahoma Glacier in the cross.

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    Could be a Beallara Tropic Spendour 'Golden Gate' AM/AOS

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    Could also be the more common Degarmoara Winter Wonderland 'White Fairy'.

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    Well, this one had me puzzled! I love the look of a Beallara, and initially I looked at that plant and thought, "Oh, it's obviously a Beallara!" But then I saw the second suggestion and scratched my head. I've never heard of a Degarmoara, so I had to Google it and check it out! And then I was totally stumped, because from what I'm seeing on the internet, these two plants are nearly identical. You practically have to get out a magnifying glass to see the differences.

    So I just spent ten minutes squinting at the photos of the two plants and comparing them to yours, and now I think I'm more inclined to go with the Degarmoara. The Degarmoara has "daintier" spots that are mostly perfectly round... like little freckles, whereas the Beallara's spots are irregularly shaped and look more like "splotches." The Beallara's spots are larger overall, and they seem to extend higher into the middle sepal than on the Degarmoara, and your plant doesn't have spots that extend very far up the middle sepal. Both of these observations incline me to think that the plant in question is indeed the Degarmoara mentioned above.

    These are such minor differences that this one is really tough to call! Anyone else have any guesses or observations? I would think it's safe to say that the plant in question is indeed one of the two mentioned above....

    Such gorgeous orchids! Whatever they are, they make me smile!

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    After googling for Defarmoara (I'd never heard of it before), I must say I'm almost certain this is what this plant is.

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    Thanks to all for your input. Was at the singapore changi airport where there are many orchids on display. Will capture more of them on my next business trip.

    I saw this orchid and was very fascintated by this plant with the pb that looks like an oncidium but with such huge flower. Very beautiful white flower and so i captured it.

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    To me the Bellara has much larger and more spots. and The Degamorra has but a few, and smaller, I believe it is the Degamorra.

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    We have Degarmoara Winter Wonderland in bloom now and this is very similar.

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