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This is a discussion on Ask the experts within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well guys, after reading your comments you're years ahead of me in this intoxicating orchid ...

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    Well guys, after reading your comments you're years ahead of me in this intoxicating orchid affair.
    I have this new orchid just purchased locally but no name tag.
    It is similar to Tahoma Glacier "White" but it is a soft lemon color with markings on the lip. Any advice as to category- Oncidium Alliance or Miltassia ???? And any advice what it is?
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    Miltassia is actually within the Oncidiinae and within the Odontoglossum alliance. This may help:

    Miltassia = Miltonia x Brassia.

    Tahoma Glacier is a Beallara. Beallara = Brassia x Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum.

    As to specifics, I'm not sure what this guy is, exactly, but it's a safe bet that it's got Brassia and Miltonia in its background.

    So, basically, I can't give you a better guess than you've already got; all I can offer is a bit of terminological clarification.

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    Thanks. This orchid is spectacluar. It now has three of the five flowers open. When it opens at night (always) it is as if it has exploded, the petels are sweep back in a windblown effect. Over the next few days the petals come forward and fills out and grows. The color changes from light lemon to white with a faint trace of lemon down the center of each petal

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    Looks like it might be Degarmoara Winter Wonderland 'White Fairy'. I had one of these that was too large for my space...made its way to the 'rescue lady' . Here is the link to when I posted a picture of it: www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk/showthread.php?t=3292

    -ME

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    Thanks mate
    Your spot on, the colorings are exactly that.
    Appreciate your help. It is a delightful orchid.
    Hey never feel bad about any orchid purchase the time spent together is worth the trouble. As I live in South Florida the weather is not a problem other than the odd (used to be) hurricane.

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