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Identification of this orchid please?

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    Default Identification of this orchid please?

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    It looks a lot like my Oncostele Catatante. It used to be Odontocidium before the name shuffles.

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    Thanks, Sean. I bought it from the showroom of a local wholesaler and it didn't have an identifier on it. They said it was a Golden Afternoon oncidium but it doesn't look like what I saw on the Internet as Golden Afternoon. I appreciate your reply very much. PS....hubby and I had 4 days in Albuquerque this summer and I fell in love with that city.

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    As with any unidentified complex hybrid that 'looks a lot like' something, it also 'looks a lot like' many other things. You can safely say it is an Oncidium Alliance intergeneric hybrid, probably an Oncostele or similar type of hybrid. That's all you can say with any degree of certainty.

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    Thanks, Kirk. I have emailed the wholesaler I bought it from so maybe they can help. When I bought it the young lady said it was an Oncidium Golden Afternoon but I don't think that is accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mblyle View Post
    Thanks, Kirk. I have emailed the wholesaler I bought it from so maybe they can help. When I bought it the young lady said it was an Oncidium Golden Afternoon but I don't think that is accurate.
    It is good to email the person you got it from and include the photo. Pretty blooms!

    cheers,
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    I did some checking and it's probably Wilsonara Golden Afternoon if it's labelled correctly. The ones I was able to get images of look similar to what you have although a lot of them are more yellow and the form is a bit different. I'm suspecting that it may be Golden Afternoon crossed with something else. Wish you luck in figuring it out.

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    Pic looks a little dark. I can see the yellow edges and one bloom that appears to have a white spot on the skirt. I can't tell if the rest is dark pink, orange, red, or light purple. I do agree it is a type of oncostele catatante but just can't tell which one.

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