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Oncidium / Trichocentrum Serevent

This is a discussion on Oncidium / Trichocentrum Serevent within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This orchid was once referred to as a mule-eared Oncidium or thick leaved oncidium, but ...

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    Wink Oncidium / Trichocentrum Serevent

    This orchid was once referred to as a mule-eared Oncidium or thick leaved oncidium, but I think taxonomists have now moved this genus to Trichocentrum. Many years ago mule-eared oncidiums were very popular in Malaysia and Singapore and many were seen at shows throughout the country but sadly not many people grow them today. I used have a few lanceanum,haematochilum, a Dr Schragen and a Mem Pepita de Restrepo. Recently I was shown an Onc Serevent (Noorah x haematochilum ) and after much arm twisting, managed to pry one off from a very good friend. Normally this plant produces a long spike with a few side baranches, but a little caterpillar got to the spike before it was detected and this 1 foot stump is all I could save. However I thought it I would still like to share it on OTF since there have not been many posts on the mule-eared oncidiums. (recently there was one on Onc carthagense).

    In Pix 2 one can see the white streaks on the spike and the scar on the leaf to the right of the flower spike, caused by the small caterpillar.
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    Its gorgeous, I love the mule eared, they have nice character, texture. Does this one also smell nice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Its gorgeous, I love the mule eared, they have nice character, texture. Does this one also smell nice?
    Thanks Amey. Very faint fragrance. One would expect it to be more fragrant seeing how times lanceanum appears in its parentage.

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    I agree with you, seldom can see people growing this species/hybrid anymore, very healthy plants and pretty blooms Yew.

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    Great color on a beautiful bunch of orchid blooms. Nice growing Yew Sung.

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    Is this what the laymen refer to in Malaysia as the Parang Toh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavstang View Post
    Is this what the laymen refer to in Malaysia as the Parang Toh?
    First time I've heard it call that. Does that refer to the leaves ? - does resemble our local machete.

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    Yes in reference to the leaves which do look kinda like machete blades...Ive never known which species they were referring to but knew it was an oncidium type..

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    Oh that's VERY nice!

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    I enjoyed these photos Yew and as you said It's exceptional to see Mule Eared Oncidium's on the Forum. I like this for the very striking color contrasts. AL

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