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Brassidium White Knight

This is a discussion on Brassidium White Knight within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Yeah. This guy was pretty awesome. I can't wait for the next bloom!...

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    Yeah. This guy was pretty awesome. I can't wait for the next bloom!

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    Great, the blossom looks like a clothed spider!

    Cheers, Michael

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    Wow Derek, that's a fantastic bloom and the plant itself is no shrinking violet either! That was a great buy. Thanks for the culture info also, that's always welcome. I have several Brassias and I realized (as you did with yours) that they really took off this summer when I had them in morning sun.

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    Lightbulb Branching out to other genera!

    This Brassidium is a beautiful example of why I personally like growing orchids in the Oncidium Alliance! Thanks for sharing! Derek. I would take it that the branching of the spike is the influence of the Oncidium over the Brassia? Do you or any one else know of any other Brassidium that branch? Its seems so inherent to the cross, Brassia x Oncidium, yet I never imagined its plausibility let alone its occurrence. Quite remarkable! What a find! Any guess at its warmth tolerance? I am going to have to add it to my wish list. . . . (Ever since the warm tolerant Wilsonara Kolibri, I have been saying this statement.)

    @Derek. What if one took Brassidium White Knight and crossed it with a Miltonia species or primary hybrid?

    uhhmmmm..... Sounds like maybe one could come up with careful breeding an Aliceara that could branch, too, possibly.

    Of course, I am thinking further that crossing it with Aliceara Sunday Best 'Muffin' might be interesting too. Is this Aliceara still in bloom at your house? Just something to think about! Truly I am only beginning to imagine hybrids, let alone realize like many here in this forum. Would not the Aliceara be the pollen plant and Brassidium White Knight the seed plant, if carrying over the branching trait were desired? Or would take a further step to cross it back again to the original Oncidium parent that brought about the branching in the Brassidium 'White Knight'? TDW

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    @Mary--
    You're welcome for the cultural advice. I have, so far, been a bit hesitant to overly share that. There are a lot of people with loads of experience on here. I have only been seriously growing orchids for about 1.5 years, I guess. Before that it was a few big box store Phals and a lot of tropical houseplants.

    @Tim--
    The Golden Gamine is a cross between Oncidium ornithorhynchum and Brassidium Gilded Urchin. The Onc. ornithorhynchum is a beautiful, branching, very fragrant Oncidium and is on my list to get. The Golden Gamine got some of its fragrance and its branching from the ornithorhynchum, I would say. And in my experience, it can handle Intermediate and Warm growing conditions, but needs sig more water when its hot or it starts looking pissed off.

    Nope, the Aliceara is not still in bloom at my house. It lost its blooms when it got pollinated. The pollination was unsuccessful, it dropped it's developing pods a couple days back. Aliceara Sunday Best is about as close to sterile as you can get from what I've read. Although somebody did manage to cross it with an Odontoglossum, so I figured it had some potential when I pollinated it.

    Thanks all for the compliments. I'll repost when I can actually take credit for them though.....when it reblooms next spring/summer. :-D

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    Doesn't look all that "white" to me but beautiful all the same

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