Unmatched Oncidium Alliance Orchid

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by Colin Campbell

I have posted a photo of this lovely Oncidium Alliance orchid, under the name by which I purchased it, but which is not matched to the database. I wonder if someone could assist in identifying its proper name. Is it a new hybrid, or has the grex name been omitted? Thanking you for your assistance...

Colin

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  1. Alex Maximiano
    19 days ago
    I'm guessing something with Onc. noezlianum in the background, like Oncidopsis Edna. What name did they give you?
    1. Colin Campbell
      19 days ago
      Thanks, Alex. The name given to me was Burrageara Alkmaar.
      1. Alex Maximiano
        18 days ago
        There is a Cymbidium Alkmaar but the originator only hybridized cymbidiums so that does not give us a clue.
      2. Alex Maximiano
        18 days ago
        Burrageara = Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium. It cannot be a new registration since for years nobody has been able to register anything as burrageara. However, it is confirmed that it has Onc. noezlianum since that used to be Cochlioda noezliana. It probably also has Onc. leucochilum. Hmm... that's a tough one.
        1. Colin Campbell
          18 days ago
          Thanks again, Alex. That's great information. The correct naming of this orchid might have to remain a mystery... My thought was that it has Miltoniopsis in its background too: the flower shape, size and count are similar to a Nelly Isler. Perhaps, this is some form of Oncidopsis.
          1. Alex Maximiano
            18 days ago
            My best guess is that it is a cultivar of Oncostele Aloha Sparks. There is a photo on the web for a Burrageara Aloha Sparks 'Ruby Eyes' that is very similar. Aloha Sparks is a popular orchid and highly variable. Except that it was never called burrageara but instead it was once known as Vuylstekeara = Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum.

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