Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pretty picture: Colmanara Wildcat 'Cheetah'

The tag said "Ons. (Colm) Wildcat 'Cheeta.'" Maybe not wrong wrong, but there's at least a typo, so now we're up to what, two wrong tags (and one no-tag) for the year. And we've only just begun.

Ons. is an abbreviation for Oncostele, which is apparently the same thing as Colmanara. I don't think I even want to know why there are two entirely different names for the same nothogenus: whatever the reason is, it will probably make me angry. So let's skip over that part.

I have, on rare occasions, tried to harness the power of the internet to break down a complicated hybrid orchid into its component species, and was thinking about doing so for this one, but someone's beaten me to it already. In the course of googling for something interesting to say about the orchid, I ran into this page, which gives most of the family tree, so it seems I've lucked out.

We've seen Colmanara Wildcat before at PATSP; one of my earliest orchid posts was for Colm. Wildcat 'Bobcat.'

In other news: I hope everyone is looking forward to tomorrow's debut of the sell-trade post as much as I'm looking forward to being done with it.


Kenneth Moore said...

I can't wait to get my order in! :-)

Tom said...

I know *I* am! Because really, buying more plants is really what I need to do.

Liza said...

We wait with bated breath!

Lauren said...

Cannot wait to see what I can buy! :)

madsenjessical said...

I have this one and I absolutely love it! I can't wait for it to hurry up and flower again!