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Oncidium dasytyle Hirsute Swelling Oncidium


Hirsute Swelling Oncidium, Oncidium dasytyle


Oncidium dasytyle Rchb. f. 1873 SECTION Concoloria Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Common Name The Hirsute Swelling Oncidium [refers to the hairy callus]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state Brazil at elevations around 1200 meters in the cool coastal mountain ranges with bright days and heavy evening dews at elevations of 1070 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with oval, clustered, sulcate with age, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2 apical, narrowly lanceolate, subacute, bright green leaves that are keeled that blooms on a slender, arching to pendulous, to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, racemose or sparsly branched, few [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers occurring in the winter through summer. This species is best mounted on tree fern, warm to cool temperatures, high humidity, and heavy shade.

Synonyms Carenidium dasytyle (Rchb.f.) Baptista 2006; Concocidium dasytyle (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006