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Oncidium ornithorhynchum (now O. sotoanum)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, Nov 9, 2014.

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  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice species, having title "common" is rarely seen in today's collections. Grown cool to intermediate at rather bright light.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice one, Alexey. I've wanted to try this but somehow never had the opportunity.
     
  3. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Oh my goodness! What a show! There hundreds of buds not even open♡
     
  4. GaryYG

    GaryYG Active Member

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    Should the title of this one be corrected to Oncidium sotoanum?

    The name Onc. ornithorhynchum has been misapplied to this pink-flowered Central American species for many years, until Miguel Soto Arenas checked the type and realised that the name refers to a yellow-flowered species from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

    Cheers.

    Gary
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but in 2014 the epithet was appropriate.
     
  6. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Great color on this one!
     
  7. GaryYG

    GaryYG Active Member

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    You may not realise that Rolando Jiménez and Eric Hágsater published Onc. sotoanum in 2010.

    Gary
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I did a parenthetical edit. It will now show up in a search with both names.
     
  9. GaryYG

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    Thanks so much Kelly.