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    Hey Everyone,

    It's been a while since I've posted (one word: infants), but I wanted to see if anyone knows what kind of orchid this is... or if it's even an orchid. The leaves are succulent like, and there seems to be a dried spike cut short - which leads me to believe it's an orchid. I just have NO idea what kind?!

    Any help is appreciated. I've had it for a few months in a west facing window to be safe, and it seems to be growing nicely, if not slowly. It's in Sphagnum at the moment.
    Thanks - Adam

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    Looks like an oncidium alliance orchid to me, perhaps a tolumnia.

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    Looks pretty tiny. Neo?

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    the tolumnia orchid ID is looking very promising. Maybe I can care for it properly now THanks Everyone.

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    I agree, I think it looks like a tolumnia, I have one and it looks just like it!

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    My Tolumnia Golden Sunset Red is very similar. The leaves on mine are a bit sharper on the edges. I have had mine for about 9 months and no flowers or spike. I have been advised that it need much more light than my east window with a screen on it.

    Your looks very healthy, nice plant.

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    Looks like a Tolumnia, though the leaves are more succulent than the type. Maybe a cross with a Rodriguezia. Tolumnias like to dry out quickly after watering. I grow mine mounted or in small open plastic pots with just a few pieces of charcoal to help them to dry up faster.

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    i would disagree. Sarcochilus of some sort.....is it monopodial? has it flowered before? were the flowers about the size of a penny? infact your thumbnail....thats a better gauge lol Most sarcs have flowers that size and the plants are very similar.....they blooms are usually white, sometimes with a ripple textured red centre....

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    Hey all, thanks for the replies. This one has been growing nicely over the past year, but no blooms yet, so I can't use the flowers to ID it. I'm hoping this year I'll be able to put of a pic of it blooming.

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    Definitely looks like my tolumnia. I grow mine in an east window, gets morning sun. Planted in orchid bark and charcoal. I've had it about 4 yrs and it is a prolific bloomer, usually with multiple spikes and long lasting blooms. Good luck.

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