Oncidium is commonly known as the golden shower orchid.
Delicate sprays of tiny flowers, shaped like skirted dancing girls.
Yellow with brown spots.
As cut flowers, they can last several weeks. They like cool air and regular misting, and are sensitive to ethylene gas so keep them away from fruit, vegetables and dying flowers. Snip off old flower heads.
The world's largest orchid can grow to 20 metres long.
Confucius acknowledged orchids saying, "the association with a superior person is like entering a hall of orchids.”
Other types of orchid
Ludisia / jewel orchid
Oncidium / golden shower orchid
Paphiopedilum / slipper orchid, lady slipper orchid
Phalaenopsis / moth orchid
Vuylstekeara / cambria orchid