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This is a discussion on This cambria was a surprize within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is one of my rescued ochids I bought it without a bloom, but judging ...
This is one of my rescued ochids
I bought it without a bloom, but judging by the wilted flowers on the pot media I thought it is going to be a pink Bureageara
to my surprize it is a Odontocidium Hansueli Isler
I didn'i had this one so it is welcome to my collection
a great surprise
a nice surprise, great colors
Update on my odontoglossum
Its not Hansueli Isler. If the correct name comes to my mind I'll post it here.
Two reasons ; the lip is quite wrong - HI has a much rounder shape to the whole flower ; and the colour.
For the genuine Hansueli Isler - which has far more reddish spots and bars, see my very recent posting under that name.
I am also a bit unhappy about using the name Cambria for a type of orchid ; I know the old Dutch nurserymen, when they first turned to orchids, and were completely ignorant about them, used that name , they did so because the first orchid they grew was Vuylestekeara Cambria var Plush FCC/RHS - so they called all orchids Cambrias.
I have actually seen Burrageara Nelly Mosers on sale at the shop at the main RHS garden, labelled as Cambria ! I made them take them off sale until they had been correctly named.
Without being too pedantic, we can at least call them Oncidium types.
Last edited by Dorsetman; December 24th, 2012 at 03:00 AM. Reason: my thumbs are too big today
you are right
I found out that the orchid above is a Colmanara Wildcat Tiger, I just hadn;t had time yet to correct my error
as for labelling orchids as cambria, the vendors here do it with almost every orchid that is other than a phal, paph or dendrobium
I bought Burrageara, Zygos, Brassidiums, oncidiums etc labelled as such
So my intention wasn't to make anyone unhappy just picked up a bad habbit I guess
The Colmanara is fragrant in the mornings and I am growing it under lights in my bedroom so I can enjoy it all day
I'll have to agree with Geoff re the Name 'Cambria'.I wince every time I see the use of 'Cambria' for all Oncidium types.