Orchids forum: Which orchid?

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Nov 19, 2017 1:32 PM CST
Saw this orchid at local nursery- what type is it?


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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 19, 2017 2:02 PM CST

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It looks like a Brassidium to me, which is a hybrid of a Brassia x Oncidium. I am not sure which one it is exactly.

If you look at a Brassidium Shooting Star, does that look like yours?
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Nov 24, 2017 10:41 AM CST
@Ursula, it sure does look like the Brassidium shooting star. I didn't see an entry for just the Brassidium Shooting star or just brassidium?
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 24, 2017 11:12 AM CST

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There are quite a few Brassidium hybrids listed in our database, mostly by their additional clonal name.
I am not sure if the id on yours is nailed down sufficiently to actually entering it, right down to a clonal name, but perhaps @Australis might be more confident/selective than I am?
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Australis
Nov 25, 2017 4:14 PM CST

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I agree that it is a Brassidium hybrid. However, I can't tell which hybrid grex it is - there are a number of similar ones and I'd be hesitant to try to guess. Did you try asking the local nursery if they had any more information on it?
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 30, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Betsy, maybe if you're passing that nursery any time again soon, you could stop by and take a good look inside the pot of that orchid (if it's still there). Often the tags on orchids get shoved down the side of the pot or into the medium, out of sight.

Names on tags are the best clue to orchid ID, even though sometimes they're not accurate.
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