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Oncidium disciferum Disc-Carrying Oncidium


Disc-Carrying Oncidium , Oncidium disciferum


Oncidium disciferum Lindl. 1855 Photo © Amerigo Docha Neto and the Orchidstudium Webpage

Common Name The Disc-Carrying Oncidium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Paraguay and Bolivia in xerophytic forests on trees with rough bark at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise t oan ovoid, sulcate, dark greenish maroon pseudobulb enveloped basally by distichous, evanescent, shetahs and carrying 2 apical, erect, thick, coriaceous, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on a basal, paniculate, pendent, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Concocidium disciferum (Lindl.) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Gomesa discifera (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium fuchsii Königer 2005; Rhinocidium disciferum (Lindl.) Docha Neto 2007; Rhinocidium fuchsii (Königer) Docha Neto 2006