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Can you ID this new beauty?

This is a discussion on Can you ID this new beauty? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I found this beautiful healthy plant Saturday at my local supermarket. It has a lot ...

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    Default Can you ID this new beauty?

    I found this beautiful healthy plant Saturday at my local supermarket. It has a lot of new growth and 2 spikes. It was marked Intergeneric Odontoglossum Oncidium. However, when I researched it on the net I found that it looks more like a Brassi. The bulbs and foliage look like my Miltonia Oncidium Intergeneric. I want to know how to care for it.
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    Good guess! It looks to me like a Miltassia (Mtssa) Shelob. That would be a Milt x Brassia. Nice flowers!

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    I's say Julie got it right.

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    A Shelop ==> 'Tolkien' or 'Everglades'. I have always love this hybrid since I can't grow any Miltonias. Beautifull blooms. For more info, go tho this link: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...?t=1788&page=2

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    I purchase one of these yesterday. Not in bloom yet. Any idea why the tag would say MTSSA. SHELOB 'THE WEED'? I have looked up 'THE WEED' everywhere I could find, including books, and no ref. to 'THE WEED'.

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    'The Weed' is just a cultivar name of a seed grown cross.

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    Shelob the spider in LOTR... Hehe...

    That orchid is just gorgeous. It's going on my wish list... (which is becoming my 'when I get a green house / buy a house list')

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    The cultivar name, 'Tolkien' has been mericloned to death...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    The cultivar name, 'Tolkien' has been mericloned to death...
    Figures...

    I'd rather have the plant Shelob in my living room than the actual Shelob. But then again I'd probably prefer Tolkien over the plant.

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