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Sydney Smith

This is a discussion on Sydney Smith within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is my first reblooming of this plant - single spike with 15+ flowers - ...

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    This is my first reblooming of this plant - single spike with 15+ flowers - yippee!

    The tag calls this an Odontocidium, but a few sources on the internet call it a Carpenterara instead. Any thoughts on which is correct?

    The flower has a slightly more intense yellow background that what this picture shows, but i couldn't get the lighting just right to display the true color. I may try again later, but for now, enjoy!

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    Well, I did not even know there were orchids called Capenterara, or whatever... but that shape sure looks like my Odontocidium. How big is the flower - and can one of you gurus out there tell me the difference between Odontocidium and Carpenterara??

    PS pretty flower.

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    GREAT photo. That is a keeper, for sure!



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    Diane - the flowers are about 2.75 inches in diameter. The Carpenterara name was a new one for me too!

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    Carpenterara, abbreviated Cptra, is a cross between the following genera: Baptistonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium

    I have no idea which species in each genus went into this cross, however.

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    Baptistonia?????? Aye yii, yiiiiiiie! Dare I ask what that is??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    Baptistonia?????? Aye yii, yiiiiiiie! Dare I ask what that is??
    Oh sure, why not ask? Baptistonia is one of those really rare genera in orchidom--a genus of only one species: B. echinata. (Thus I can tell you one of the ancestral species of the plant in Christopher's picture.) At any rate, given the few species to work with, I suspect Carpenterara will remain a fairly unusual genus.

    Mind you, if there are are any really desirable characteristics of it, Baptistonia genes may get incorporated into many other crosses.

    I must say, though, this flower doesn't look very different from most Odontocidiums.

    Cheers,

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    Well how can I not like this when it's name is Sydney...

    and then 15+ flowers... how big is this plant???

    Here's a link to RHS website and they will give you the parentage of the plant...

    Cheers
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    This plant is 'full grown' but is not huge. The pbulbs with leaves stand about 12 inches tall (above the media). It is growing in a 5 inch pot. It has one 4 pbulbs - three previous plus the one that is now blooming. I'll post a picture of the entire plant for you to see. I'm also one of the impatient ones that takes pictures as soon as the first flower opens...

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    Great plant you have there. Must be very healthy to produce so many flowers. Lovely flowers and interesting spotting.

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