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Can Anyone Identify?

This is a discussion on Can Anyone Identify? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Greetings all, I was gifted (from my boyfriend) the orchid in the photo. He brought ...

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    Greetings all,
    I was gifted (from my boyfriend) the orchid in the photo. He brought it back from Columbia.

    I'm terrified I'm going to kill it because I'm unable to identify what it is and therefore have absolutely NO idea how to care for this beautiful child.

    Any help would be appreciated. Unfortunately, the photos really don't do it justice.

    Thanks,
    Nanci
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    Actually the photos are way cool! It looks more like paintings! really nice...

    after saying all that... i am afraid i only can tell you that it is some kind of Brassia... I'm sure our experts can figure this one out... with markings like that.. it's bound to be rather unusual!

    thanks for sharing this.

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    It's a Brassidium, or a spider orchid. I have one just like it and I love it. Very cool pictures.

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    Hi Nanci,

    It looks like an Odbrs. Kenneth Bivens. Here is a link for your reference.
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=1013

    It's the only one I know of that has an almost solid burgundy color with green tips. Dianne has one. I'm sure she can verify !

    They are absolute gorgeous and breathtaking when in bloomed, especially if it's double spiked, it will double the pleasure.

    Enjoy,
    Trung

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    I think thats actually a Brsdm, the odbrs has more curling and has a considerably larger amount of chartruese mottling, they have a different looking lip as well, its more of a Odnt like rather than the pointed brss one. Im pretty sure its a mutant brsdm though, I had a couple in my store ID'd because I thought they were Kenneth Bivens, they were not. The plant structure is different as well, it has a larger psuedobulb and leaves.

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    It's a Brassia intergeneric, but it's not Kenneth Bivin.

    Whatever it is, it's striking!

    Julie

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    It's lovely, whatever it 'is'. You can certainly use general intergenic culture as a start, or use Brsdm culture. I really like the swirl in the petals, it makes it look so joyful.

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