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Oncidium cheirophorum Hand Carrying Oncidium


Hand Carrying Oncidium, Oncidium cheirophorum


Oncidium cheirophorum Rchb. f. 1852 SECTION Rostrata

Fragrance Part shade Warm to Cool Fall

Common Name The Hand Carrying Oncidium - The Colombia Buttercup

Flower Size less than 3/4" [less than 1.5 cm]

Found from Nicaragua to Colombia as a dwarf, cool to warm growing epiphyte in lower montane rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters often in full sun on larger branches with smooth, lightly brown stained, pyriform, laterally compressed psuedobulbs with a single apical, thin, elliptic-lanceolate leaf that blooms on a slender, erect to arching, to 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered panicle arising on a mature pseudobulb that has triangular bracts with fragrant, waxy flowers occuring in the fall.

Synonyms Oncidium cheirophorum var. exauriculatum Hamer & Garay 1974; Oncidium dielsianum Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium exauriculatum (Hamer & Garay) R. Jiménez 1992; Oncidium macrorhynchum Kraenzl. 1922