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Oncidium chrysomorphum Golden-Yellow Oncidium

 

Golden-Yellow Oncidium , Oncidium chrysomorphum

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Oncidium chrysomorphum Lindl. 1855 SECTION Oblongata Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Golden-Yellow Oncidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and rarely terrestrial with ovoid, compressed, clustered psuedobulbs enveloped by several distichous, imbricating leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths carrying 2 to 3 apical, linear, subacute, slightly coriaceous leaves and blooms on an erect, to 2' [60 cm] long, densly many flowered panicle that branched from the middle, branches distichously alternate, and each carrying 3 to 8 flowers with spathe like bracts giving rise to fragrant flowers that occurs in the winter and is found in Colombia and Venezuela.

Synonyms Oncidium dasyanthum Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium leucotis Rchb.f 1879; Oncidium platybulbon Regel 1891

 

 

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