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Oncidium auriferum Ear Carrying Oncidium


Ear Carrying Oncidium , Oncidium auriferum


Oncidium auriferum Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Verrucituberculata Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shade Warm Cool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Ear Carrying Oncidium [refers to the column's wings]

Flower Size .6 to .7" [1.5 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1600 to 2300 meters as miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, oblong-ovoid, yellowish, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several sheaths and carrying a single, erect, linear to oblong-linear, obtuse, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect to arching, slender, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, axillary, several flowered, paniculate, 3 to 6 branched, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb

Synonyms Oncidium armillare Lindl. 1855; Oncidium aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998; Oncidium callistum Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium oxystegium Kraenzl. 1922;