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Oncidium auriferum Ear Carrying Oncidium

 

Ear Carrying Oncidium , Oncidium auriferum

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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;

 

 

 

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