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Orchid-Odontocidium Tiger Hambuhren

This gorgeous orchid with its petals on fire is an Odontocidium Tiger Hambuhren hybrid, at least I think so.
Orchids are the largest flowering plant family on the planet and there are so many hybrids that is is very difficult for me, as a beginner orchid lover to identify them correctly.

Odontocidium orchid is a cross between Odontoglossum and Oncidium. This orchid flowers even twice a year and each spike can have up to 25 or more flowers.
The petals are deep golden yellow with burgundy markings and the lip is a brilliant yellow with just a few spots.
Tiger orchid-Odontocidium Tiger Hambuhren
Hybrid orchids usually can survive in poor growing conditions which makes them great choices for beginner orchid growers, like myself.
Seeing these orchids and carrying for a few of them, its easy to understand why are so many people obsessed with orchids?
This will be my next orchid, a companion for my Beallara, as soon as I find one with a healthy, not shriveled pseudobulb, at the flower center.
Tiger orchid-Odontocidium


Kimberly said...

Fantastic orchid, Maia!

Unknown said...

A glorious flower.

Tes said...

Never seen anything like it. So rare and beautiful! :)

Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

Oh dear they need to water that lovely little orchid if its got a shrivelled pseudobulb. I agree with you - those "man made" orchids cannot be beaten for dramatic colours.

Maia I would make a few discreet enquires about delivery days at that flower centre and try to visit just after they have had a delivery of orchids - then you could be sure of getting the freshest one possible as I'm sure all the psueudobulbs would hopefully be plump ones with plenty of water in storage.

Anonymous said...

The colors and patterns of the petals are really eye-catching. Very nicely done Maia.

Jama said...

The colors are so stunning! I've never seen such amazing flowers before.

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

These are incredible, gorgeous, and just like a work of art..Just beautiful!

Joanne Olivieri said...

What a unique looking orchid. I don't think I've ever seen one like this. It's hot and spicy :)

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