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Oncidium tipuloides

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    I have been collecting Oncidium species for a few years now ; I usually put the plants straight into S/H, and sometimes they are a bit slow to get going , so in a collecion of my size, that means they disappear from view, get forgotten, and then when they do flower, they surprise me.
    This is not a big plant at all ; bulbs, like any odont/oncid, a mere 3 or 4 cm high and this spike maybe 50 cm long. I ike the intricacy of the lip here- al those crests and ridges- aimed I think at limiting the flower to a particular pollinator, which has the key to fit the lock as it were.
    Of course there are dozens, maybe hundreds of similar species - even before Kew merged in a lot of similar things from Odontoglossum etc, there were 300 Oncidiums, and 9 out of 10 seem to have long branched spikes and complex yellow flowers with lots of crests and ridges. I don't aim to collect them all - just a few, which means maybe every new one I see... ( joke ) and after reading up on some I have flowered recently, I am thinking of putting new ones on cork mounts - but then, these days I seem to be sayng his about every genus !

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    Very cool, Geoff. I'm looking forward to photos of all the new oncid species you're going to collect!

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    Mounting can get addicting. We were driving through traffic and there were these chain link barriers. To me they looked like something that would work really well to hang mounted orchids on. Anything that doesn't do well in a pot lately gets put on wood. They just grow better and look better (to me) attached to a piece of wood.

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    lovely oncidium blooms!!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Mounting can get addicting. We were driving through traffic and there were these chain link barriers. To me they looked like something that would work really well to hang mounted orchids on. Anything that doesn't do well in a pot lately gets put on wood. They just grow better and look better (to me) attached to a piece of wood.
    I thought you would be interested to see this Connie ; catt seedlings taken out of the flask and tied to a branch/twig ( about an inch in diameter) and hung up and sprayed most days. Bulbs doubling in height on each new growth, roots running the length of the branch. Crossed fingers - will be nice when it reaches flowering size with several plants on the same mount ! ( counting my chickens before they are hatched, my old Dad would mutter) but they survived my high temperature event a few weeks ago ( 42 F in the greenhouse, whilst I was in hospital) and this pic was taken today !.

    I hope to buy a few more Catt flasks in October at the British Orchid Cohgress, and try and repeat the trick.

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    They look healthy Geoff. Nice going .

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    Amazing Geoff ! I really like the oncidium and the newly mounted cattleya seedlings. They really look healthy and vigorous.

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