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Mule Ear oncidium

This is a discussion on Mule Ear oncidium within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi Everyone, I was wondering if any of you know what a mule ear oncidium ...

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    Question Mule Ear oncidium

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if any of you know what a mule ear oncidium looks like. How big do they get, are they fragrant, etc, etc? Any & all infomation will be much appreciated...Betty in Texas :

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    @Betty in Texas: Mule ear oncidiums belong to a class of oncidiums with very diminutive pseudo-bulb bearing a single broad, mule ear shaped leaf(thus the name) anywhere from 2 - 10 inches long. Flowers are typically oncidium-like, and mostly coloured in shades of brown and yellow.Many are quite fragrant. A typical example is Onc lanceanum.(You can google for pix of them).

    Many people have moved mule ear oncidiums to the genera Lophiaris or Trichocentrum, but old-timers like me still refer to them as oncidium.

    By the way, there are also rat-tail oncidiums, equitant oncidiums and the goldiana -type leaf oncidium( the 'normal' oncidium type plant which also resembles miltonia). Of course equitants are now Tolumnia and rat-tails are.............( can someone please tell where they have been moved to?)

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    I have had Onc robustissimum for about five years it grows alright but I have not seen any flowers it might oneday if I live long enough

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    Hi Betty, here is a link to my Mule ear oncidium in bloom, you will get an idea as to how it looks.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...lanceanum.html

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    Thanks, everyone for the information on the mule ear oncidiums. This is a very small plant, ( leaves only about one or two inches long... ) so it will be a while before it blooms. Guess it's time to try something NEW! Thanks for the link, Amey! Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if any of you know what a mule ear oncidium looks like. How big do they get, are they fragrant, etc, etc? Any & all infomation will be much appreciated...Betty in Texas :
    Hi Betty,
    I hope you found some helpful info. I have a Onc. microchilum that I got from Anita Aldrich. Mine has tolerated a variety of environments...including not so benign neglect I have it out of the greenhouse for the summer on a partly sunny/shady part of my back porch. If you want to learn and browse and, possibly be accused of wasting time (although learning about orchids can NEVER be wasting time....), check out this website:
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    Good growing!

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    Thanks for the information, Vanessa. That site you sent to me was interesting...and the pic. was very pretty. I'm just hoping that this one does not get too big, and has a good smell. It seems that I'm getting more selective as I aquire more orchids! LOL! I see that you are south of me in Texas. Do you have too much heat for your orchids in mid-summer, also? Starting in June, the fans & vents are running ALL THE TIME. I'm toying with the idea of bringing some of the orchids into the breakfast nook for the summer...especially the ones which have already bloomed. The intense Texas summer is almost upon us...Thanks again, Betty

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    Hi Betty....yeah, bracing for head-on heat impact!! It's so nice right now and in the fall and whatever they call winter around here is not too severe! My little mule ear isn't huge and the odor is very pleasant. I found a picture of the blossoms. I think it's a very worthy candidate for keeping, but then, if it's an orchid, I am not sure I could say no!!
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    Beautiful flower, Vanessa! I'm looking forward to blooming mine...Betty in N. East Texas

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    I believe that there's a pink version also, tried to upload the picture but was unsuccessful.
    I had a seedling that I brought back from Costa Rica.
    Unfortunately, when I removed it from its vial, it got eaten by bugs.......
    I'm looking for a source to replace it, anybody know any sellers? PM me please.

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