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Aliceara (Beallara) Matthias (Onc. Robert Dugger x Aliceara Hani)

This is a discussion on Aliceara (Beallara) Matthias (Onc. Robert Dugger x Aliceara Hani) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This Oncidium intergeneric is pretty big - 33" tall from the base of the pseudobulbs, ...

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    Default Aliceara (Beallara) Matthias (Onc. Robert Dugger x Aliceara Hani)

    This Oncidium intergeneric is pretty big - 33" tall from the base of the pseudobulbs, flower width 3 1/2". I've had a tough time shooting it (and Phillip gets the credit for the single bloom shot) because it is a dark, almost black/purple with a slightly lighter magenta lip - and the whole thing has a luxurious velvet texture, which tends to "silver" the blooms.

    I seem to have better luck with growing Brassia/Oncid/Miltonia hybrids than just about any other genera - probably because they're considered easy.

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    wow! That is a beauty!

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    I love the subtlety of the colors.

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    Intense! I love it.

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    Nice rich purple or marron. Love iT

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    Beautiful blooms!

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    I seem to have better luck with growing Brassia/Oncid/Miltonia hybrids than just about any other genera - probably because they're considered easy.
    *snort* We won't even go into how many of this group I have killed off over the years. I find them anything BUT easy.

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    Beautiful. Glad to see Phillip is back to photographing the blooms! I find these Oncidium intergenerics the second hardest to grow after phalaenopsis. I think I am getting some success with mounting my phals and may try mounting my Onc intergenerics too.

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    Thanks to all for the appreciation.

    Interesting that we all have different levels of success with completely different orchids. I have a hard time with phals, and, although I have quite a few, and love them, I have a tough time with paphs. It remains to be seen how I do with phrags. And over the next week or so, two-thirds of my collection is going into semi-hydro. Watering 80 orchids every other day is just insane....

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    That is beautiful! The orange on the lip is wonderfully vivid-not something I typically associate with Bellaras.

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    Great fuchsia lip on this orchid!

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