Mislabeled Orchid on Tv SHow

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  1. Jun 26, 2018 #1

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    found another fact check gone wrong on a TV show...Bones season 6 ep 14 timestamp 26:35. They called it an Oncidium but looks like Cattleya or Laelia
     
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    At least they didn't call it an iris and smuggle it to Selby Gardens...
     
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    definitely too much spare time, guys................................Bones was a great show, though.
     
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    :(
    Maybe I need to start a TV show in Oz.
     
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    Hard to say for certain, but it sure looks a great deal like an isotria to me...
     
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    what genre?
     
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    Naha, because: 1) The plant in the show has a very short stem supporting the leave (does not mean that Isotria would not have a short stem, but usually does not) 2) The leaves on the plant from the show have a very distinctive midrib, has netted veins and therefore looks more like a dicot (Isotria has a more faint midrib on their leaves and is a monocot) and 3) it is hard for me to believe that Isotria would ever be found in such a disturbed placed such as the dumpster in the show.

    Ps. I think I just became part of the group of people that takes pride on finding useless misinformation on shows that I have never seen before :rollhappy:

    I need a more time-consuming hobby *sigh*
     
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    The picture is definitely not isotria medeoloides, and I dont think its any orchid :)
    Looks like three separate very dark green glossy leaves with one or two flowers tall buds in the middle of the plant, very short stem


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  10. Jul 9, 2018 #10

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    Yeah... unfortunately shows commonly do this. Probably because, for 99% of the audience, they don't know what the "real" thing is supposed to look like and it's too much time and money for them to track down the actual specimen or a decent facsimile.

    I think my favorite instance of this was in "Midsommer Murders." They had an entire episode that revolved around people murdering for a smuggled Paph rothschildianum flavum (a fictitious ultra-rare alba form). At the end of the show when they showed it... it was some generic yellow complex paph hybrid (a bulldog) :p. I sighed and turned to my wife - "They could have at least used Dollgoldii or something else at least vaguely roth-like!" She just shook her head and walked away :p.
     
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    Practical realities- how often is there a blooming dolgoldi? (I have 4 BS that haven’t bloomed in the last 7 years).
     
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    I know, I know... I do believe I addressed that in the first line - "it's too much time and money for them to track down the actual specimen or a decent facsimile"

    I also said - "...or something else at least vaguely roth-like!" ...there are other roth hybrids that are yellow (Dollgoldii was just the first that came to my mind). There are also other species and hybrids thereof that are "roth-esque." I know it adds such little value to the show that I would never expect them to actually put the time into tracking one down... but I can still get righteously indignant that they presume I know nothing about what a roth looks like :sob:.

    Also, makes you want to give props to the shows that go "above and beyond" - it's not something you think about often, but there are shows out there that agonize over minor details that very very few people will notice - like the shape of Don Draper's ice cubes :rollhappy:.

    I remember reading this a few years ago (link)... it's quite interesting what some directors nitpick on...
     

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