I purchased an Oncidium Speckeled Spire ‘Snowflake’ from Brookside Orchids at the Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition in San Francisco on February 24th. This is a large oncidium with two branching spikes, each 3′ or more in length, and it is now in bloom. It should have well over 100 flowers, and be a “cloud of white flowers” when it is fully in bloom. It is now blooming on the lower end of one spike. The second spike is still developing.