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    Default A Substitute Maybe?: Wilsonara Pacific Perspective 'Pacific Heat'...?

    More on Oncidioda Charlesworthii 'Mishima' . . . . (OK, I am obsessed....)

    Recently--(who am I kidding?)--nay! All the time I am looking at orchid greenhouses, having just purchased seventeen new plants to my delight. I came across an Oncidinae type orchid that in picture at least seemed close to Oncidioda Charlesworthii 'Mishima'. Perhaps, just maybe, for warmer-tolerate growing conditions, this orchid will be a good substitute for one's collection for the fickle Oncidioda Charlesworthii 'Mishima'. (Yes! I said that . . . .)

    Having the feel of the later, the possible substitute Oncidinae orchid is Wilsonara Pacific Perspective 'Pacific Heat' .

    I understand that some Wilsonara are cool growing while others are tolerate of warm temperatures. Is anyone familiar with Wilsonara and maybe this particular cultivar?

    Check out the images included as a comparison at the bottom of this post! What do you think?


    My references tell me that some Wilsonara are, indeed, warm-tolerate. Yet, it is a complex inter-genetic cross: where Wilsonara is three genera combined: Cochlioda x Odontoglossum X Oncidium. I believe (1)Cochlioda and (2) Odontoglossum take temperatures that cool to intermediate, making them plants that a warm growing orchid enthusiast, like myself, might have trouble with environmentally and culturally. Yet the Manual of Orchids "x Wilsonara" (Series Editor: Mark Griffiths; 1995) suggests that some are tolerate of warm temperatures.

    Does anyone have any information that might shed light on Wilsonara as a substitute for Cochlioda? Specifically any guess as to the particular cultivars compared as a possibility for a substitute?

    Again check out the images below:

    Wilsonara Pacific Perspective 'Pacific Heat' (**vendor removed**):

    Again, many thanks for reading!
    Last edited by Brutal_Dreamer; October 11th, 2009 at 10:13 AM. Reason: please see the FAQs on posting

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