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Onc forbesii

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    Another of my oncids that has just opened
    Its growing on a treefern slab and the blooms are 60mm across

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    Murray,

    Very nice! I really like this one. Is it difficult to grow?

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    Wow! Very nice, Murray!

    I love those chocolate, waxy petals. And the size of the blooms is impressive.

    Julie

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    Very nice! I really like this one. Is it difficult to grow?

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    It is quite easy to grow.Keep it moist during the growing season with regular feeding and moderate shade,here I need 60 - 70% shade.It also loves plenty of air movement.This plant has been grown next to Oncid enderianum and leucochilum the other side

    is a quite well known species which flowers in the Brazilian autumn, usually from February to April. The first plants were discovered by Gardner in the Organ Mountains in 1837. Sent to the Duke of Bedford in England, it was cultivated and brought into flower by Mr Forbes, horticulturalist of the Duke's collection at Woburn Abbey. It was first flowered in cultivation in 1838, being described and named in 1839 by Hooker.34 It is found over a quite widespread area in Brazil, from the Serra da Extrema, the Organ Mountains to Espirito Santo. It is also in the Serra do Mar and northwards to the Serra da Bociana.34 Generally it is found growing in the foggy forests on the leeward slopes at around 900 to 1,200 metres above sea level, and is said not to enjoy dry zones.
    The pseudobulbs are 50 to 75 mm high, Hawkesl stating the plant has two leathery dark green leaves 150 to 300 mm long. Fowlie34 however, describes a single apical leaf, although reports a large flowered race with two leaves. The inflorescence is erect or arching, to one metre tall, comprising a rather many flowered panicle. Its flowers are 65 mm in diameter, all segments vivid chestnut-brown with a narrow yellow border.1 There are 6 to 14 flowers on the panicle, which is 300 to 400 mm long. Because there are often flecks of gold colouration on the margins of the tepals, it is often given the common name of the "Gold Laced Oncidium"

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    Very very nice, Murray!
    I have been thinking about getting this oncidium species for a while! With the info on cultivation, maybe I should get it soon!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    hmm, this is certianly lovely! I have unfortunately a love hate relationship with Oncidiums.... I love em, they hate me... aaahw ell, I live vicariously through all your posts!

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