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Oncidium zappii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oncidium zappii is a Brazilian species of small stature. The flowers are about 1.75" wide and the plant is 12" tall.




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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, is the photo color fairly accurate? I'm trying to decide if the sepals are orange or brown. Is yours mounted or potted?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, because of the reflective surface it is hard to get the color right. It is brown. It is potted in fine bark with a totem of treefern in the pot so the plant can climb if it wants to (which it does). I have tried it mounted, but it never did as well. I would probably use cork as the backing now.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, doubt if I have seen photo of Onc. (Gomesa) zappii with more flowers on spike. Looks like my plant is going to skip this blooming season :(