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Old 01-11-2020, 01:04 PM
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The one looks like some cattleya variety, however it has skinny/slender bulbs and super narrow leaves. The other looks like a zygopetalum maybe? Is anybody able to narrow it down? Thanks for any input!
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:25 PM
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The one on the left, some sort of Miltassia (Miltonia x Brassia) is a guess, but definitely an Oncidium alliance intergeneric cross of some kind.

The second one looks like it could be a Brassavola x Cattleya cross. Could be other genera in there as well.
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Agree. The one on the left with the pointy petals appears to be a Bratonia hybrid or a hybrid involving Bratonia.

The one on the right looks like a Brassanthe or similar.
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First one looks like Miltassia Charles Fitch ‘Izumi’ or one of the twenty or so other onc. alliance types that look just like that. The other one looks like Bc. Punakea ‘Lee’, but once again there are several other ones that look similar. Both of these varieties where fairly common twenty-thirty years ago. They may be classified by other genus now as these hybrids get renamed/classified quite often, but those names may get you close.
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The ochid on the left....looks like Miltassia Charles M. Fitch 'Izumi'
One on the right like BC. Maikai 'Mayumi'
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[QUOTE=Diane56Victor;
One on the right like BC. Maikai 'Mayumi'[/QUOTE]

Bc. Maikai ‘Mayumi’ is a parent of Bc. Punakea ‘Lee’
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I agree that the one on the left looks like Charles M. Fitch. That's what came to mind even before I read that others had suggested that already. However, not to be pedantic, but a cross between Brassia and Miltonia is officially called Bratonia, not Miltassia in the most up to date nomenclature.

For the record, I like the name Miltassia better. It sounds nicer, less harsh, than Bratonia, and rolls off the tongue better, but nobody from the RHS ever asked me what I thought.

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I'm the wrong person to give advice about types of orchids. However, those are both beautiful. Hopefully not "forgotten" anymore.
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