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Oncidium cornigerum Horn Carrying Oncidium


Horn Carrying Oncidium, Oncidium cornigerum


Oncidium cornigerum Lindl. 1833 SECTION Waluewa Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name or Meaning The Horn Carrying Oncidium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo southward to Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil and Paraguay low on mossy trees in montane, shady forests near streams and rivers at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with tightly clustered, dark green, cigar-shaped to terete, longitudinally grooved and rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, acute, floppy leaf with a pronounced midrib that blooms in the summer and winter on a basal, to 30" [75 cm] long, arching, many flowered inflorescence carrying to 80, cup shaped flowers.

Synonyms Baptistonia cornigera ( Lindl. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Oncidium chrysorhapis Rchb.f. 1888