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Oncidium endocharis  Graceful Oncidium


 Graceful Oncidium , Oncidium endocharis


Oncidium endocharis Rchb. f. 1884 SECTION Concoloria Photo by Bill Pinnix

Common Name The Graceful Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm] Fragrant

Found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras? and Mexico in forests on trees and rocks at elevations of 1350 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte that requires a dry winter rest and has rather small, ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous with 3 small rides on each side, slightly sprinkled red-brown pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by thin, dry, papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, leathery, strap-shaped to linear-elliptic, rounded apically, and narrows below into a conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a basal erect to arching, 7 to 14" [17.5 to 36 cm] long, laxly several [10 to 12] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and having small, triangular to ovate, acute, concave, thin, dry floral bracts and 4 to 10 somewhat cupped flowers.

Synonyms Concocidium endocharis (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Oncidium johannis Schltr. 1912