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Oncidium estradae Estrada's Oncidium


Estrada's Oncidium, Oncidium estradae


Oncidium estradae Dodson 1980 SECTION Sphacelatum Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Estrada's Oncidium [Ecuadorian Botanist and Collector Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in tropical moist cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, strongly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse leaf that gradually narrows into a narrow, conduplicate, petiole-like base and blooms on an axillary, 6' [2 meter] long, nodding, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall.