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Oncidium ciliatum  Fine Haired Oncidium


 Fine Haired Oncidium , Oncidium ciliatum


Oncidium ciliatum Lindley 1833 SECTION Barbata

Common Name The Fine Haired Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northeastern and eastern Brazil in both cool moist montane forests and in swamps and marshes both coastal and inland as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with 4-angled, waxy, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, axillary, sparsely paniculate, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and holding the flowers in the apical quarter.

Synonyms Alatiglossum ciliatum ( Lindl. ) Baptista 2006; Oncidium bahiense (Cogn.) Schltr.; Oncidium barbatum auct. non Lindl.; Oncidium barbatum var. labiosum Zimm. 1934; Oncidium fimbriatum Hoffmsgg. non Lindl. 1843; Onicidium reisii Hoehne & Schltr. 1926