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    Default Help with an orchid ID, please

    Can any one help me identify this orchid plant? I have the tag and it says orchistates x ostum 'Alohi' but I'm not finding anything anywhere online with the care or what it will look like in flower.: Does anyone here have one? As usual I got it at a sale and I bought it cause I don't have one.

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    It is Oncidium alliance. By the name it sounds like it will have yellow blooms. I would keep it on the moist side, only let it dry partially. By the look of your bark mix, you can probably water every day with no problems. And maybe a little more shade than it is getting now, the purple new growth tells you that it's getting a bit too much light. I find that when they show purple foliage, they also show a bit slower growth because of the light intensity. Enjoy!

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    Well, looks like you got top notch advice from Gage...i'll just second everything they said. lol

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    There is an Oncidium onustum, this one could well be that one, only flowers may tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    There is an Oncidium onustum, this one could well be that one, only flowers may tell.
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    Yes, it looks like Zelenkoa onusta (Oncidium onustum).

    And with what is written on the tag, it could be Zelenkocidium Alohi (Oncidium orthostates x Zelenkoa onusta) or now, as registered on RHS (it's awful !!!) Nohawenkoa Alohi (Nohawilliamsia pirarensis x Zelenkoa onusta).
    Nohawilliamsia pirarensis is the new name for Oncidium orthostates.
    I do not know if we have to thank the taxonomists !!!
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    My guess at correcting the spelling is orthostates x onustum. This was registered as Oncidium Alohi. Both parents have new generic names. For orthostates it is Nohawilliamsia(Nhw.) pirarensis, and onustum is now Zelenkoa(Zel.) onusta. The new genus for the hybrid is Nohawenkoa.

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    You agree with me Michael.

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    Thank you for the advice Gage. I just had taken it out of its normal spot to take the pic, which gets no direct sun at any point of the day but it isn't dark as indoors can be. It was actually a larger grouping of pbulbs but when i took them out the pot to repot them they broke in two. One half only has roots though, and I'm fighting to get the other half to live. Crossing everything in hopes that it will survive.

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    Indeed. You were posting while I was still researching. I didn't know that orthostates had been reclassified until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eorchids View Post
    Yes, it looks like Zelenkoa onusta (Oncidium onustum).

    And with what is written on the tag, it could be Zelenkocidium Alohi (Oncidium orthostates x Zelenkoa onusta) or now, as registered on RHS (it's awful !!!) Nohawenkoa Alohi (Nohawilliamsia pirarensis x Zelenkoa onusta).
    Nohawilliamsia pirarensis is the new name for Oncidium orthostates. I do not know if we have to thank the taxonomists !!!
    Have had a good comparison with my Zelenkoa Onusta and the pseudobulbs look significantly different to yours in pic. Hope the Nohawenkoa Alohi has taken its (Zel.) bright yellow bloom colour but not its bad habits of bud blast which occurs in direct relation to too less or too much water as one member on here will testify. My plant grows in vanda/ cactus light but never purples on the leaves (my nepenthes leaf colour changes though in this position to a reddish tone) and pot culture a definite no no as it hates moisture at feet and needs to quickly dry around roots - little and often. Zels like warm and fairly dry. If applicable the Nohawilliamsia pirarensis may dislike too much sun exposure or even too bright which may explain coloring on leaves, perhaps phal/ paph light???? maybe requires more moisture and lower temp tolerance. Bring on the blooms and lets see what your made of!!!!!!!?????????

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