|Oncidium Volcano Midnight 'Volcano Queen'|
|Closeup of Oncidium Volcano Midnight 'Volcano Queen'|
|Genealogy of Oncidium Volcano Midnight|
|Orchid species in background of Oncidium Volcano Midnight|
Here are the five species that were bred to create Oncidium Volcano Midnight. Once again, Oncidium fuscatum shows up in the mix. This species has also come up in the genealogy of Oncidium Irish Mist and Oncostele Wildcat. It is a widely used species in oncidium breeding because of its numerous, plentiful flowers, and because it hybridizes easily with other oncidium species.
I've also come across Oncidium cariniferum before; it is a parent of Colmanara Masai Red. I have not yet encountered Oncidium noezlianum before, but I was struck by the lush red tones of its flowers. Unsurprisingly, this stunning species has also been frequently used in the creation of many modern oncidium hybrids. In fact, it has been a direct parent to 160 hybrids.