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    Default Onc. Golden Showers

    I have no idea what to think of the individual that named this hybrid but it certainly is pretty.
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    hahaha... yes, an unfortunate name.. I do like the blooms and the way this orchid is growing. I bet it gets hugh as it matures.

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    lol, love the name. Pretty. Any fragrance?

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    Any fragrance?
    Not any that I can detect Charity.

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    Who's thinking should we be questioning???? Nobody registered an oncidium with that name.

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    Interesting observation Ray.
    It's technically a Gomesa I see, eh?
    Just reporting what the tag said but it looks like "Gomesa" and "Oncidium" are synonyms to the AOS so I guess either genus is accepted.

    And it is the singular "Shower"

    Just can't believe what ends up on tags I guess. Even from the growers.

    I didn't pick it out. It was an award.

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    Ah HAH! It never even occurred to me to drop that "s".

    My apologies.

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    Well you know it was named after TRUMP !!!

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    Lol!

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    This kind of oncidium ( varicosa group) is grown in enormous quantities in Thailand etc. for cut flowers. In the markets you will see the stems crammed into buckets with a few hundred spikes in each. They make good cut flowers - the restaurants and coffee shops often have a few sprays on every table. Every orchid nursery and shop has a few plants - they often call them Sweet Sugar, but Golden Showers is a name I have heard too. Technically, used to be called a "hard-bulbed oncidium" ( before DNA was invented ) which gives a clue to their culture - need something of a (short) hard rest to encourage flowering, unlike the soft-bulbed oncidiums which grow non-stop,

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