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Oncidium barbatum Bearded Oncidium


Bearded Oncidium , Oncidium barbatum


Oncidium barbatum Lindl. 1821 SECTION Barbata Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom

Common Name The Bearded Oncidium

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2 to 2.5 cm]

A cool to warm growing, dwarf epiphyte that comes from Bolivia and Brazil at moderate elevations with ovate to ovate-oblong, ridged pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, acute or emarginate leaf that blooms in the spring with a 12" to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, erect, short branched, loosely several flowered panicle spotted with red-brown. This species is cool to warm growing and needs bright filtered light, air circulation, and ample water while growing and a lessening in the winter in conjunction with cooler temperatures.

Synonyms Alatiglossum barbatum ( Lindl. ) Baptista 2006; Oncidium barbatum subsp. limbatum (Lindl.) W.Zimm. 1934; Oncidium barbatum subsp. microglossum (Klotzsch) W.Zimm. 1934; Oncidium barbatum var. johnianum (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium barbatum var. labiosum W.Zimm. 1934; Oncidium barbatum var. limbatum Lindl 1855; Oncidium blossfeldianum Schltr. 1915; Oncidium ciliatulum Hoffmans. 1855; Oncidium ciliolatum Hoffmans. 1843; Oncidium johnianum Schlechter 1906; Oncidium microglossum Kl. 1855; Oncidium subciliatum Hoffmans. 1843; Oncidium suscephalum Barb.Rodr. 1881