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Oncidium acinaceum Saber-Shaped Oncidium



Oncidium acinaceum Lindl. 1841 SECTION Heterantha Photo by Ecuagenera

Common Name The Saber-Shaped Oncidium [refers to the column wings]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate, strongly laterally compressed, roundly 2 edged pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect then arching-pendant, twining, paniculate, heteranthous, 10 to 16 branched, each branch short, few flowered, some fertile, some sterile, to 36" [90 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are scentless.

Synonyms Heteranthocidium acinaceum (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006