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Onc. Golden Shower

This is a discussion on Onc. Golden Shower within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Glad to know I'm not alone...

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    Glad to know I'm not alone

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    Cool

    New to this site, did not want to get off on the wrong foot. hehehaha

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    @ your second post..first picture

    I thought i read somewhere that having too many orchids that close too each other might not allow full growth. It looks like you have at least 10 plants there!

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    It has lots of room to grow on that driftwood yet.

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    I also have alot of mounted orchids, mostly Australian natives, and an array of oncids. I love the challenge they present on a mount, and they look awesome. But those pieces of driftwood make my mouth water. Now have a bunch of new ideas for mounts. I use cork ( expensive) tree fern ( can be very acidic ) and discarded soft woods. I'm always looking for things to mount!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey6115 View Post
    No you're not alone.
    Very nice mounts Jeff. I'm trying to find driftwood and fern roots to mount some of my orchids especially oncidiums, seeing as how your Golden Shower is doing so well mounted.

    Is the cultivar name hilarious? Well it is certainly easier to remember for non-orchidist than its registered name (in 1939) of Onc Goldiana var Golden Shower. It is one of the most successful cut flowers of Singapore and Malaysia and accounted for a large proportion of the cut orchids export of both countries.The early exports to Japan caused quite a sensation with its 'shower' of gold and it is not an exaggeration to say that it sparked a great interest in oncidiums in Japan that has endured to this day.

    Oncidium Goldiana 'Golden Shower' was bred in the Singapore Botanic Gardens by the late Prof R E Holtum and first bloomed in 1939, a year after I was born. It is a hybrid between Onc sphacelatum and flexuosum. Such is its popularity and longevity that it is found in every country, orchids are grown. There have been many yellow oncidium hybrids since but none have rivalled the popularity nor the high flower productivity of Golden Shower.

    Hilarious? I guess so.The cut flower people are laughing all the way to the bank!

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    Like my Oncid with 'kinky' in the name....makes you wonder who is naming these.

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    As for the name, no, you aren't alone.
    As someone who wants to try mounting orchids sometime (so to speak), I enjoyed seeing your various pix...thanks!

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    Hi Jeff, what is the name of the orchid in the 4th frame?
    Annette

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