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Oncidium enderianum Ender's Oncidium

 

Ender's Oncidium, Oncidium enderianum

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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.

 

 

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