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The Sharry Baby Orchid (Oncidium – Sharry Baby) is a hybrid, epiphytic plant in the Orchidaceae family of orchids. It is a hybrid between the Oncidium Jamie Sutton and the Oncidium Honolulu. It is also known as the Chocolate Orchid due to its fragrance. It is described as the “iconic must-have orchid.”

It is native to South America and Central America.

The Sharry Baby Orchid has many axillary buds or stems (multiple root systems) and is therefore a sympodial orchid.

It has narrow leaves about 15-25 centimetres (6-10 inches) long. 

It can produce 150-250 flowers at a time. It varies in colour from dark-purple to yellowish-brown about 2.5 centimetres (an inch) in diameter. The lip colour varies from white to dark pink. The sepals are dark-red. The flowers last for 3-4 weeks. 

Photographed at the Orchid Exhibition, Paris Botanical Garden, France, March 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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