Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pretty picture: NOID weird orchids

This first one actually got more impressive looking later on, when more buds opened and it was a long string of these flowers, each one a little longer and pointier than the last. Of course I didn't get a picture of that. But you can imagine.

The picture on this second one doesn't quite do the flower justice, mainly because the flowers were tiny, as orchids go, and you can't really tell that from the picture. Something like 1.5 to 2 inches across (3.7-5 cm), small enough that the fineness of the pattern was impressive.

I don't suppose anybody knows off the top of their head what the names would be?


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

very cool flower.

Paul said...

The first one is definitely a hybrid of members of the oncidium alliance. Looks like some sort of miltassia or brassidium.

The second used to be known as a Colmanara Wildcat until those pesky taxonomists renamed some of the parents and so decided to change this name as well. Can't remember what the new name is.

mr_subjunctive said...

That's a little weird, because we have a plant in that's tagged as a Colm. Wildcat 'Bobcat' (picture post pending): it's similar, though the flowers are bigger on the tagged one, and there's a lot more maroon and a lot less yellow on the tagged one. I'll try to get the picture up soon.

Anonymous said...

It looks like this topic is dead, but the first photo appears to be of an Aliceara Pacific Nova.