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What are these? Orchids, for sure!

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    Question What are these? Orchids, for sure!

    Hello everyone, I hope some expert can help me out. I just got the orchids you'll see in the pics attached. The thing is that I don't know which type of orchids they are, and therefore I'm not sure about the care I should give them.The few experience I've got is with Phals, and I don't believe the ones in the pics need what phals do.

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    It is difficult to tell from your pictures...looks like Oncidiums or something from that alliance. They look like they are planted too deeply. Are the p-bulbs all separate? Were they originally clumped together?

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    Ron-NY thanks for your answer!

    The orchids were from a friend's roomate, and she went to live abroad. My friend just gave me the orchids las saturday, and she knew nothing about them. Since that day I've been trying to figure out which type are they. The all seem to have bulbs, although some of them can barely be seen; some other bulbs seem to be empty inside, my guess is they got rotten because of excessive watering. I have already removed two dead bulbs.

    I know that the one that has a red stem had yellow flowers, because I saw a picture of that plant when it had flowers (I'll try to get my hands on that pic to share it here). However, what I can tell right now is that the bulbs aren't altogether, they seem to have been placed separatedly on purpose, although I can't tell much more.

    The plant's are not big, and their leafs are pretty thin. The plants are planted on a mix of soil, moss and tree bark. The roots are all white and pretty thin as well, I believe these type of roots do not need light exposure as Phals. I feel helpless...

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    I'm with Ron re the genus. Are they all sharing the same container?

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    i would reposition them higher in the medium. the base of the bulb should be at the surface, if these are oncidium related. a better view of the bulbs might help people id it for you as well. i don't know of any with a red flower stem.

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    The first photo on the left is a Stanhopea species you need to remove as the technique is wrong use basket is the best or mount to drift wood and on the right look to me Odontoglossom or could be Maxillaria again cant put the plants like my recommendation either put in the basket with thin layer of moss or use fern fibers.

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