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Onc. Alohi ‘ViCLi’ (locthostates X onustrum)AM/AOS

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Selmo, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Selmo

    Selmo Active Member

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    48C1615A-954A-4247-AA6D-AA03064D71F8.jpeg 4B220F61-3637-49E0-A000-0F57D4D52255.jpeg 0BB42BEA-00F1-49F0-AD2B-514317CFE4DA.jpeg First time blooming, has taken awhile. Got it back in 2007, used to grow it much wetter in the winter. Started letting it dry a little before watering again (12-15 days). Seems to have responded.
    Question: Does anyone have any idea what locthostates is? It seems to contribute the orange-brown color in the flowers. Many traits seem to come from onustrum, pseudobulb color and shape, size of plant, leaf color, flower shape. It has apparently won an award with AOS ( America Orchid Society), so there should be some information on it. Any help/ ideas would be greatly appreciated
     
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    E32FDAB4-460B-4539-8BD6-BC43A14FD7E6.jpeg Here is the original tag, with another tag from ViCLi Orchids
     
  3. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    The pod parent is orthostates not locthostates.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    ...and the pollen parent is onustum, with no "r".
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Or onusta if you’re a Zelenkoa type person.

    (to which orthostates has a funky genus now too?!)
     
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    Wow, spelling and grammar do count. Both where miss spelled, wonder if it really won an award of merit too.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oh! This gets even better!

    Oncidium orthostates is now considered to be synonymous with Nohawilliamsia pirarensis, and when crossed with Zelenkoa onusta, might be considered to be either Nowahenkoa Alohi or Gomenkoa Robsan's Gold (registered using Gomesa pirarensis).

    And yes, Nowahenkoa Alohi 'ViCli' AM/AOS is valid.
     
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    Thanks Ray, I do appreciate all your information you give so freely and everyone else who contributes to the information pool that this forum and others like it have. You are a great resource, thanks again
     
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    Jen Thompson New Member

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    I know this post is old, but I came across it randomly and wow! Those flowers are really special!

    How is this plant doing for you these days?

    Jen
     
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    I don't know anything about the history or complicated background like Ray has given you. All I know that it is (to me) a very wonderful oncidium!