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This is a discussion on Two Unknowns within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So, for the detectives, does anyone know what either one of these is called? Miltonia: ...

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    So, for the detectives, does anyone know what either one of these is called?

    Miltonia: definitely scented - 'Red Tide' looks close, but I saw it listed as unscented somewhere, so maybe 'Red Knight King' or something else?



    A random hardware store Cambria - anyone recognize it?

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    Sorry no idea about the Cambria - although I do know that in Europe Cambria is used to pretty much describe anything from the Oncidium alliance, and is kind of misleading.

    If your first one is labelled Red Knight, why are you worried about it not being that because of the scent? As Miltonia Red Knight is a grex, it is perfectly possible that some of the offspring created by the original cross are scented even if most are not. If you look through Miltonia posts on this forum there was a thread recently about one particular milt with a photo, where another forum member had the exact same grex plant, but one was red and one was white.

    So you probably have got a genuine Red Knight, - unless someone knows something more specific about it's parentage (Piccadilly x Mrs. J. B. Crum) and why it wouldn't ever be scented. Anyway, that's my thoughts on it,... of course I could have it all wrong!

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    There are a billion miltoniopsis that look like that. (Not that many, but you get the idea).

    The oncidium intergeneric (what you and most Europeans call a Cambria..as Kerry pointed out), could be anything as well. I haven't seen anything like it in America, but it sure is interesting...

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    Thanks for the input, even though it is in some ways a very pointless battle.

    Interesting to hear though that scentedness is not a distinguishing characteristic. I had assumed it would be one thing that separated otherwise very similar flowers.

    And the Cambria: that's all the tag says, so I don't really know what else to call it since it could be pretty much any intergeneric. I didn't realize that the term was only used in Europe. Right now they are everywhere - almost as ubiquitous as the phal hybrids.

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    This might seem an obvious suggestion, (but in case you haven't thought of trying it) have you googled the name of the nursery/ brand on the orchid label for the cambria? There are quite a few dutch nurseries that supply orchids all over the place, and a number of them have name ids for their plants on their websites. That might give you an idea, it might be worth trying anyway. Even if you get a grex name but don't know the exact make up, you might have a better chance of id-ing the hybrid type then on the web.

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    Just wanted to update that I DID eventually figure out the name of my mysterious Cambria. Totally by accident actually, while surfing random websites in the Netherlands (the tags weren't much help).

    Anyway, it's actually a Colmanara "Massai Splash".

    Hurray!

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    I have Red Tide and it has a lovely scent this morning! Judi

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    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to bump this old thread, but I have just found that one of the photos I posted of my plants has been stolen from this thread and posted in a Polish orchid forum. As I can't read Polish, I don't really know what is being said, but I do know that that was my plant and my photograph.

    I know, it's the internet. But just a reminder - Please don't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to bump this old thread, but I have just found that one of the photos I posted of my plants has been stolen from this thread and posted in a Polish orchid forum. As I can't read Polish, I don't really know what is being said, but I do know that that was my plant and my photograph.

    I know, it's the internet. But just a reminder - Please don't do that.
    Please send me a private message with a link to the site. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to bump this old thread, but I have just found that one of the photos I posted of my plants has been stolen from this thread and posted in a Polish orchid forum. As I can't read Polish, I don't really know what is being said, but I do know that that was my plant and my photograph.

    I know, it's the internet. But just a reminder - Please don't do that.
    wow, i didnt know that sites could be that........malicious or sneaky to get a pic then (possibly) claim it as their own. one idea is to copy the passage written about your pic, then paste it into google translate. thats how i decipher foreign languages.

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