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Oncidium anthocrene Spring Oncidium

 

Spring Oncidium , Oncidium anthocrene

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Oncidium anthocrene Rchb. f. 1877 SECTION Planilabre Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

ommon Name The Flower Spring Oncidium [refers to the allusion of the inflorescence to a waterfall]

Flower Size 1.5 to 2.5" [3.8 to 6.4 cm]  Fragrant

Found from Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or sometimes terrestrial orchid with ovate, ribbed, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, conduplicate below into the base leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to arching, 24" to 48" [60 to 120 cm] long raceme with several short basal branches of 2 to 3 flowers each of several to many, showy, waxy, very fragrant flowers on the rest. The pictured orchid is Oncidium anthocrene var powellii so it may be Oncidium powellii instead of O anthocrene, I need more information to make a correct determination.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum anthocrene Kraenzl. 1917; Oncidium powellii Schlechter 1922

 

 

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