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Please help me ID this orchid!

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    Default Please help me ID this orchid!

    Hello everyone! I have never posted in here before at all so please bear with me. I was wondering if anyone out there could help me ID this orchid? It is growing (quite happily, it seems) mounted. I have never seen it bloom although very early this spring it for the first time in my care started getting two bloom spikes. The spikes each reached 50+ inches before the ends of the spikes shriveled up. Each spike now has 3 or more babies growing on it. The longest leaf is approximately 30" and the oldest leaf, although the tip is broken off, is about as big around as a quarter. I have included some photos, or tried to. I appreciate your help!

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    If the photos do not show up I will try again

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    Dendrobium teretifolium (aka Dockrilla teretifolia) maybe.

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    Thank you for your reply. I did some searching online of Dendrobium teretifolium and the one I have looks much bigger (?) Also, when it started to grow a bloom spike, it was very very long and slender, with out the branching I see on the Dendrobium teretifolium. This at least gives me a starting point...I had no idea whatsoever before!

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    The branching develops later once it has reached its full length.

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    Cool plant! I'd guess one of the larger terete Trichocentrum species like ascendens, jonesianum, stacyi, etc.

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    Thanks! It is a very cool plant with a lot of personality! I looked at a lot of pictures online of the terete Trichocentrum...I think this is on the right track. Thank you guys for the direction, I really appreciate it.

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    Looking more closely at the spikes, they do look like Oncidium alliance.

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    oncidium cebolleta or one of its close relatives.

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    Have you pictures of the spike and flowers? That would help greatly.

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    Epi. parkinsonianum?

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