I’m  not quite sure what I did right to coax this Ionocidium into bloom, but I’m not complaining. This hybrid is a cross between 2 kinds of closely related orchids, an Ionopsis and an Oncidium.

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The lip of the flower is light yellow when it starts to open, and then turns white after a couple days. On the uppermost part of the flower, a yellow cap covers small waxy balls of pollen.

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2 Comments on “Ionocidium”

  1. Hanley Says:

    There is definitely a similarity to Oncidium flower, so I can see that hybrid parent contributed so much to the flower.

  2. nancy Says:

    what a beautiful flower! they look like little white birds with purple and yellow