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Oncidium ariasii Arias' Oncidium


Arias' Oncidium, Oncidium ariasii


Oncidium ariasii Königer 1994 SECTION Heterantha

Common Name Arias' Oncidium [Peruvian nurseryman - current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru near Tingo Maria at elevations of 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with closely spaced, ovate, to elliptic, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseuodobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, oblong-oblanceolate, rounded to obtuse, narrow near the base to a conduplicate, short, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the summer on a arching to horizontal, basal, paniculate inflorescence arising from the axils of the basal leaf sheaths with several, short, closely spaced towards the apex branches that bear several flowers both fertile and sterile flowers

Synonyms Heteranthocidium isidrense (Chiron) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006; Oncidium isidrense Chiron 2002