Name: Oncidium Twinkle Seed parent1: Oncidium cheirophorum
Date acquired: 18 December 2004 Pollen parent: Oncidium ornithorhynchum
Source: Hoosier Orchid Company Season: Winter
Container: 5" clay pot Climate: Intermediate

Oncidium Twinkle

Oncidium Twinkle

Oncidium Twinkle
15 December 2005
Oncidium Twinkle

Oncidium Twinkle

Oncidium Twinkle
18 December 2004

This Oncidium Twinkle came from Hoosier Orchids in Indianapolis during their winter open house in 2004.  When I first saw it, I just had to bring it home.  This miniature orchid stands less than a foot tall, including the pot.  This plant has more pseudobulbs in that little 5" pot than I care to count.  In the winter of 2005, it opened 280 flowers on 16 spikes.  Each tiny flower, less than an half an inch long, emits a fragrance of vanilla and musk.  When in full bloom, this little plant perfumes the entire room!

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