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Odontocidium Wildcat

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(Oncostele Rustic Bridge x Oncidium Crowborough (1965))

LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
allow to dry between watering
HUMIDITY
50% is optimum
TEMPERATURE
warm temperature tolerant
BLOOM SEASON
blooms in February

 

 

Colmanara Wildcat is an intergeneric hybrid between two other hybrids; Odontonia (Miltonia x Odontoglossum) and Odontocidium (Oncidium x Odontoglossum).

 

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CULTIVATION

The International Orchid Register

Oncostele Wildcat

Genus
Oncostele
Epithet
Wildcat
Synonym Flag
This is not a synonym
Synonym Genus Name
Colmanara
Registrant Name
Rod McLellan Co.
Originator Name
Rod McLellan Co.
Date of registration
01/05/1992
 
Seed parent
Oncostele Rustic Bridge
Pollen parent
Oncidium Crowborough (1965)
 

SOURCE: The International Orchid Register

 

 

Family Tree

Ancestral Species Percentages

 

 

SOURCE: Blue Nanta

 

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

OrchidsTalk

The purpose of blogging on my orchids is to record my collections and to share my experiences with one of my best friend, another orchids fanatic. Proud to say that most of my adult plants bloom a few times throughout the year. It will be such a waste not to photo and record them in a blog. All the photos in my blog was taken from my “little garden” on a highrise balcony in Singapore.

Colmanara Wildcat is an intergeneric hybrid between two other hybrids; Odontonia (Miltonia x Odontoglossum) and Odontocidium (Oncidium x Odontoglossum).

Temperature:

Night temperatures from 55 to 65 degrees and daytime from 68 to 90 is ideal. As you can see, they have a very wide range of temperature tolerance. Perfect for home growing, if you are comfortable so are they.

Light:

Looking for an orchid for low light areas? Surprising enough, these are low to medium light growers. 1000-2000 footcandles is all that is needed to keep them happy. If you start seeing black spots on the leaves, especially the tips, then you are giving them too much light.

Keep shaded in the summer and in brighter light during the winter.

Grow these hybrids as you would an Oncidium with just a little less light.

Humidity:

Maintaining proper humidity is the hardest part of any orchid culture. Like most orchids, Colmanaras like a range of humidity around 50% to 60% which really is not that hard to maintain with the help of humidity trays (a tray filled with rocks and water). Misting in the morning is also enjoyed by your orchid but be sure the leaves are dry by evening. Maintaining proper humidity is the hardest part of any orchid culture.

Water:

Use rain, reverse osmosis, or distilled water for best results. Water thoroughly being sure water is coming out all the drain holes of the pot. Water as the plant approaches dryness but do not allow it to become bone dry between watering. The pseudobulbs can be your guide. If the new pseudobulbs shrivel, this is a sign that you are not watering the plant enough.

Fertilizer:

If using rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water, use CalMag 15-5-15. If using municipal water with pH of 7.5 or lower, use GrowMore Ureafree 20-10-20. Use either at the rate of one teaspoon per gallon of water if fertilizing every third watering, or 1/2 teaspoon if fertilizing every watering. If fertilizing every watering, flush with clear water once a month. Highly recommend Jungle Orchid Food,especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water.

Note: Personally, I find the above too technical. Haha.. So I just stick on to the fertilizer I bought from OrchidVille and experiment on it. Just remember to water the roots thoroughly before every fertilising. And diluted the contents and try out how it goes first before applying what we deem good. I simply enjoy experimenting and finding the right mix myself.

Flowering:

Colmanara hybrids will produce flower spikes two or three times a year with very long inflorescence covered with many blooms as they produce new growth. The size and number of blooms will depend on the hybrid. Many of the flower spikes branch producing over 40 blooms per spike! The colors can be yellow, burgundy, mahogany with bars and stripes, and solid colors.

Repotting:

Repot this plant in the spring to early summer months after flowering. Utilize a mix which drains quickly yet retains moisture evenly throughout. We recommend a medium grade bark mix using Douglas fir bark, charcoal, perlite, with the addition of poultry grade peat moss or coconut husk chips. Keep dry for the first week to 10 days after repotting. Note: Seems that charcoal is still the best mix to be used in Singapore. So far, all those plants I have that came with moss had succumb to rotten roots and shivering flowers. I not very sure about the rest of the potting mix. Well, probably someone can advise me on that. https://orchidstalk.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/colmanara-wildcatnn/

 

 

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Orchids Wiki

Odontocidium Wildcat

 

Odontocidium Wildcat

 

Odontocidium Wildcat 'Yellow Butterfly'

 

Hybrid Classification

 

Seed Parent: Odontocidium Rustic Bridge
Pollen Parent: Odontocidium Crowborough
Genus: Odontocidium

Hybrid Epithet: Odcdm. Wildcat

 

Binomial name

 

Odontocidium Wildcat
Rod McLellan Co.
Rod McLellan Co. May 1, 1992

Odontocidium Wildcat is a Odontoglossum and Oncidium hybrid

 

Culture

Keep in partial to full shade. Keep plant cool to intermediate. Keep plant medium moist with small drying periods (water about once a week). Reduce watering in the winter (water about once in 10 days). Plant can be potted in medium fir bark. Plant blooms around winter. Plant can be grown indoors

 

Varieties

Image

 

Name

 

Description

 

Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bloodshot'

Sepals and petals are rounder with yellow picotee edges.

Odontocidium Wildcat 'Golden Red Star'

See below

 

Odontocidium Wildcat 'Jaguar'

See below.

Odontocidium Wildcat 'Rainbow' Sepals and petals are brown with a yellow edge, lip is red and whit.

 

Synonyms

  1. Colmanara Wildcat

 

Parentage

Generation 1

  1. Odontocidium Rustic Bridge × Odontocidium Crowborough

 

Generation 2

  1. Odontocidium Rustic Bridge =Oncidium fuscatum × Rhynchostele uroskinneri
  2. Odontocidium Crowborough = Odontoglossum Golden Guinea × Oncidium leucochilum

 

Generation 3

  1. Odontoglossum Golden Guinea = Odontoglossum Apelles × Odontoglossum Chilgrove

 

Generation 4

  1. Odontoglossum Chilgrove = Odontoglossum Bassanio × Odontoglossum Brimstone Butterfly
  2. Odontoglossum Apelles = Odontoglossum King Albert × Odontoglossum Melindrum

Generation 5

  1. Odontoglossum Bassanio = Odontoglossum Bure × Odontoglossum Lawrenceanum
  2. Odontoglossum Brimstone Butterfly = Odontoglossum King Albert × Odontoglossum crispum
  3. Odontoglossum Melindrum = Odontoglossum crispum × Odontoglossum Rêve d'Or

Further Generations

 

http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Odontocidium_Wildcat

 

 

 

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VENDOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

Camp Lot of Noise Tropicals

 

  • Robust, Easy to Grow
  • Prefers pots or baskets with a well-drained mixture,
  • such as (coconut chips, or bark).
  • Tolerates Wide Temperature Range
  • Water Well, Allow to Nearly Dry
  • Regular use of Non Urea fertilizer promotes good growth
  • Enjoys temperatures 45F to 90F,
  • bright shade to early morning light.

A beautiful hybrid between Odtna. Rustic Bridge and Odcdm. Crowborough registered in 1992. Colmanara was a multigeneric hybrid of Miltonia X Odontoglossum X Oncidium. Due to a taxonomic change to one of the grandparents, Colmn. Wildcat is now Odontotocidium (Odontoglossum X Oncidium). Very easy to grow. This cross is very floriferous with 10-15 large 2 inch flowers on a long arching spray.

 

http://www.clanorchids.com/store/1183hj.html

 

Orchids Unlimited

Colmanara Wildcat 'Jaguar' (Odontonia Rustic Bridge x Odontocidium Crowborough)

 

 

Color: Mahogany, Yellow

 

Bloom Season: Various

 

Light: Low-Medium

 

Temperature: Intermediate

 

Fragrant!

 

Intro:

Colmanara Wildcat is an intergeneric hybrid consisting of miltonia, odontoglosum, and oncidium. It grows in a wide range of temperature conditions from warm to cool. The flower spikes emerge often twice per year and are colored in yellow, burgundy, and mahogany.

Light:

Low to medium. 1000-2000 footcandles. If this plant receives too much light the leaf tips will begin showing blackish spots. This is not abnormal for many intergeneric hybrids in the oncidiae group. Keep shadier in the summer and give it more light in the winter.

Humidity:

50% or higher is required. Humidity trays are helpful in maintaining proper humidity levels around the plants. Misting can be done in the morning as long as the plant leaves are dry by nightfall.

Water:

Use rain, reverse osmosis, or distilled water for best results. Water thoroughly being sure water is coming out all the drain holes of the pot. Water as the plant approaches dryness but do not allow it to become bone dry between watering. The pseudobulbs can be your guide. If the new pseudobulbs shrivel, this is a sign that you are not watering the plant enough.

Fertilizer:

If using rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water, use CalMag 15-5-15. If using municipal water with pH of 7.5 or lower, use GrowMore Ureafree 20-10-20. Use either at the rate of one teaspoon per gallon of water if fertilizing every third watering, or 1/2 teaspoon if fertilizing every watering. If fertilizing every watering, flush with clear water once a month.

We also highly recommend Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water.

Flowering:

This plant can flower more than once per year. The spikes very often branch when mature and can have up to 50 or more flowers per spray.

Repotting:

Repot this plant in the spring to early summer months after flowering. Utilize a mix which drains quickly yet retains moisture evenly throughout. We recommend a medium grade bark mix using Douglas fir bark, charcoal, perlite, with the addition of poultry grade peat moss or coconut husk chips. Keep dry for the first week to 10 days after repotting.

 

 

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