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Oncidium flexuosum Bent Oncidium


Bent Oncidium , Oncidium flexuosum


Oncidium flexuosum C.Loddiges 1820 SECTION Synsepala Photo by Luiz Filipe Varella

Part shade Hot to Cool Fall and Winter

Common Name The Bent Oncidium

Flower Size from 3/4" to 1 1/2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in the coastal mountains and along inland creeks and marshes at elevations of 500 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic orchid that has narrowly ovoid or avate-elliptic, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, slightly coriaceous, narrolwy oblong-ligulate, obtuse or abruptly acute leaves that blooms on an erect to arcuate, to 3' [90 cm] long, dull purple, paniculate inflorescence with 4 to 10, long ascending branches with to 10 flowers and narrowly triangular, very short, acute floral bracts and has many, small flowers occuring most often in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Ampliglossum flexuosum (Lodd.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia flexuosa (Lodd.) Campacci, Bol. CAOB 62: 55 (2006; Epidendrum lineatum Vell. 1831; Oncidium flexuosum Sims 1821; Oncidium haematochrysum Rchb.f 1849; Oncidium haematoxanthum Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium megalopterum Kraenzl. 1922