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Oncidium bracteatum Bracted Oncidium


Bracted Oncidium , Oncidium bracteatum


Oncidium bracteatum Warsz. & Rchb. f. 1852

Part shade Cool to Warm Spring and Summer

Common Name The Bracted Oncidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in woods and pastures on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, almost linear in profile, brown, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carry 1 to 2 strap shaped, obtuse, leathery, conduplicate below into the elongate, slender petiolate base that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect to arching, to 39" [to 100 cm] long, racemose when young inflorescence that with age becomes a short, branched panicle with several, elongate, obvious, acute, pale brown bracts and carrying many flowers with only 2 to 3 for each branch

Synonyms Oncidium henrici-gustavi Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium paleatum Schltr. 1923