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Oncidium enderianum Ender's Oncidium


Ender's Oncidium, Oncidium enderianum


Oncidium enderianum hort. 1892 SECTION Crispa Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman Of Hanging Gardens

Common Name Ender's Oncidium [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1.5 to 2.4" [3.8 to 6 cm]

Endemic to Brazil as a clump growing, small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong to elliptic, slightly laterally compressed, longitudinally ridged, dull olive green pseudobulbs carrying a single, strap-shaped, leathery, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to arching, many branched , 40" [1 meter] long, several [8 to 16] flowered inflorescence with showy, fragrant [lilacs] flowers. This species does best mounted on tree fern.

Said to be very close to O praetextum.