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Trichocentrum or Lophiaris???

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    Default Trichocentrum or Lophiaris???

    It used to be an oncidium but now it is either a trichocentrum or a lophiaris. All I'm sure of is that it is a mule ear and it is fragrant. Can someone please help me with its correct identity?
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    Wow Angel so beautiful and very long spike I think more than 40 over flowers it seem the plant well adapted in your atmosphere congrats. Yours I'm confident is Tricocentrum rather than Lophiaris most of these species having small flowers.

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    Beautiful and fragrant!!! Wooowww

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    Concur with Dr.Zainal. Looks like trichocentrum. It is Awesome!!.

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    I also vote Trichocentrum. I have a mule eared one myself. It's flowers are small though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Wow Angel so beautiful and very long spike I think more than 40 over flowers it seem the plant well adapted in your atmosphere congrats. Yours I'm confident is Tricocentrum rather than Lophiaris most of these species having small flowers.
    Thanks, Zain, and Sriram, and Harvey. So trichocentrum it is. I never thought this foreigner would like our local conditions a lot. This is not common at all in my locality, unlike the ubiquitous yellow oncidiums (dancing ladies). Another one is in spike for the first time since it was divided from the mother plant almost a year ago. Now, can anyone tell me what kind of trichocentrum this is?
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    It appears to be a hybrid, making identification uncertain. It looks a lot like Trt. lanceanum in general, especially the purple side lobes at the base of the lip, but the broad yellow lip comes from something else. The purple lip base doesn't appear to come through strongly in primary hybrids of lanceanum but there are a number of 3/4 lanceanum hybrids or more complex hybrids with lanceanum on both sides that might be candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    It appears to be a hybrid, making identification uncertain. It looks a lot like Trt. lanceanum in general, especially the purple side lobes at the base of the lip, but the broad yellow lip comes from something else. The purple lip base doesn't appear to come through strongly in primary hybrids of lanceanum but there are a number of 3/4 lanceanum hybrids or more complex hybrids with lanceanum on both sides that might be candidates.
    Thanks for the info, Kirk. Now I at least have something to start on. My other trichocentrum is spiking for the first time and I hope it will be just as successful as this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    It appears to be a hybrid, making identification uncertain. It looks a lot like Trt. lanceanum in general, especially the purple side lobes at the base of the lip, but the broad yellow lip comes from something else. The purple lip base doesn't appear to come through strongly in primary hybrids of lanceanum but there are a number of 3/4 lanceanum hybrids or more complex hybrids with lanceanum on both sides that might be candidates.
    Thanks for the info, Kirk. Now I at least have something to start on. My other trichocentrum is spiking for the first time and I hope it will be just as successful as this one.

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