A few decades ago, when I was an University student, I went to stay in the house of a friend that lived in the capital of our island. The mother of my friend loved all plants but knew very little about orchids. She asked me to take a look at one of her plants, the complaint was that it never bloomed. When I saw the plant I was startled, it was easily the largest Oncidium altissimum I had ever seen, it was about four feet across. The pseudobulbs were large and plump. The plant had too many growths to count. I could not find a fault with it, but most surprising, the plant had evidence of having produced dozens probably even hundreds of inflorescences. I was baffled. Then I asked my friend's mother about the inflorescences. She said that she had seen them all right. That they were an awful bother and that she would cut them as fast as she could find them. She thought that the inflorescences were vines invading her immaculate orchid plant! Considering that Onc. altissimum inflorescences can reach ten feet long and take a long time to bloom, I could not blame her. And every local grower can tell you that morning glory vines are tenacious, stubbornly invasive pests. I advised her on how to manage the very long inflorescences, and the plant produced a massive, glorious blooming. Sadly, this was before everybody and their dog has a camera on their phone, and no photo remains of that wonderful event.