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Oncidium McBean's Bryony

This is a discussion on Oncidium McBean's Bryony within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was glad to look this up in Orchidwiz and find it had been registered ...

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    I was glad to look this up in Orchidwiz and find it had been registered - the names on my label were longer than the plant ( Odontioda Bonne Nuit "Lyoth Citrus" x Odontioda Pebble Mill "Cooksbridge" ). Long time lovers of what used to be called odontoglossums will recognise Lyoth and Cooksbridge as very frequently used varietal ( clone) names in the plants bred by that now long gone nursery at Haywards Heath which specialised in them from the 19th century until the second half of the 20th. Then they went under - as our favourite orchid nurseries do so often . The founders died out ; their successors knew nothing about orchids , and left the growers there to get on with it ; they found the return on their investment very poor, failed to invest or modernise, and then ( in UK at least) a property developer comes along and offers them more for the land than they expected to make out of the nursery trade over the next 100 years - all in one great big fat lump sum. Of course they sell out.
    But sometimes, the plants live on, and someone else takes over the stock and continues to breed from it. The flowers are "no better" than used to be produced 100 years ago , but hey , they are lovely enough as it is.
    But there are not many about ( the old odonts, under their new names) and I was fortunate to be offered about a hundred seedlings earlier this year for a very reasonable sum of money. Almost all very small - first bulb and growth. This was one of the bigger, and it has made up the bulb seen - some 40mm tall, and produced the first flowers. In S/H so it won't hurt to carry the flowers, but they will soon be taken off, to grow the plant on. Maybe 2 years from a spike of 12 or 15 or even more flowers - I hope and believe.
    A nice taster.

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    Really cool! Love the history about this plant.

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    Beautiful.

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