I have been searching online for a familiar face that is related to my Cabramatta, so named because I bought it at the side of the road in that suburb. It had no tag and was clinging to half a pot of poor soil; half dead.
This morning I chanced upon the website of a nursery in India and I think I’ve found its sibling:
The culture notes, unfortunately, are useless for growing outdoors in Sydney. They recommend growing indoors and spraying twice a day (in India, I presume).
That is typical of most advice I find in books or online – useless, that is. The writers grow orchids in a green house or shade house or somewhere indoors. Cabramatta hangs in the open, under my jacaranda tree. It will retain its unique title of Oncidium Cabramatta.