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Oncidium divaricatum Spread Out Oncidium



Oncidium divaricatum Lindl. 1828 SECTION Crassifolia Photo by Amerigo Docha Net and Orchidstudium website

Common Name The Spread Out Oncidium [refers to the wide spread inflorescence]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Brazil on the moist slopes of the coastal mountains near the crests at eleations of 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with suborbicular, strongly compressed, yellow green, discoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong to oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, suberect, obtuse leaf that blooms on a paniculate, 4' to 6'8" [120 to 200 cm] long, dull purple inflorescence with 6 to 15 branches, each 3 to 10 flowering and having narrowly ovate, very acute, narrowly ovate floral bracts and carrying scented or not flowers occuring in the fall.

Synonyms Aurinocidium divaricatum ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Grandiphyllum divaricatum ( Lindl. ) Docha Neto 2006