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SPIDER ORCHID ID

This is a discussion on SPIDER ORCHID ID within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hey everyone, i received this last year and it has finally bloomed for me. I ...

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    Default SPIDER ORCHID ID

    hey everyone, i received this last year and it has finally bloomed for me. I don't have the tag. I believe it is a brassidium, Can any help????
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    It looks like Brassidium Shooting Star, but that's by no means accurate. I'm a stickler for ID'ing plants. Unless you can corroborate the parentage, it remains a NOID. You can suspect it's a so-and-so, but until you have proof, it's a lovely NOID.

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    It's lovely, so enjoy! Give it a nickname of your own!

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    Default It looks like my Miltassia

    Hi...it looks like my Miltassia. A Miltonia Brassia Intergeneric.
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    Default Spider Orchid

    And to me it looks alot like my Brassia 'Spiders Gold' . That's one of the biggest difficulties with this group, hard to ID since they very willingly hybridize with eachother, but yet its also one of the best things about them. Could you give us a pic of the pseudo-bulbs? Its the only thing I can think of besides pluching some polinia from it so we could get a polinia count (though I believe that they all within this group has two)...don't Milts have four? That's the only other physical trait I can think of that could narrow it down.

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    The Mitassia bib is much wider. I don't think there's Milt in this cross, although it is hard to be certain.

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    brassia, probably brassia verucosa. Sure thing
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    I'm quite sure it's not a verrucosa, but it could be in its lineage. The spiders are hard to ID without the known parentage. There's so much variation within each cross.

    I don't think you'll get a definitive answer that you can trust. Yours will become a lovely Brassia NOID. And that's not so bad, because it is lovely!

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    That actually looks like Brassidium Shooting Star 'Mustard' AM/AOS

    I will agree with Piper's first guess... =)

    As for Brassia verrucosa, the species is green and white, rather than yellow... the flowers are borne tighlty together, as most Brassia species are...

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    It looks like a brassidium shooting star 'black gold spider orchid' I'm looking to buy one. Its same size and markings as the one i'm looking at

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