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Oncidium Ornithorhynchum

This is a discussion on Oncidium Ornithorhynchum within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is one of my haul from the Orchid Society Show today. It did not ...

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    Default Oncidium Ornithorhynchum

    This is one of my haul from the Orchid Society Show today. It did not come with a tag so I did a little online research and came up with the above name. Please don't ask me to pronounce it It has 2 two spikes that are in bloom with at least 100+ flowers per spike and 4 more spikes that are currently developing.

    Thanks for looking
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    nice gentle colour. I like that yellow center

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    my ornithorhynchum is currently in spike as well.

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    It is wonderful Congratulations! That should stay in bloom for a while too.

    Cheers,
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    That is now totally on my wish-list! From what I 've read it is an easy to grow and bloom, so you should have many more hundreds of flowers in your future!

    The name is pronounced "ore-nith-oh-RINK-um" and it means bird (ornith) beak (rhynchum). How the flower is supposed to resemble a bird's beak is unknown to me. Does anyone else see the resemblence? -Meg

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    Is it fragrant?

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    What a great bouquet. Love that soft pink. Nice find, Marissa.

    Tami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    Is it fragrant?
    Very fragrant, which is also one of the reasons why I like it.

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    Meg, the I in "RINK" is a long "I", yes? As in PIKE...yes?

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    Well, the buds are kinda finch beak shaped, but I don't see anything bird-beaked about the flowers. Marissa, how would you describe the fragrance?

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