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Oncidium floridanum Rich-Flowering Oncidium


Rich-Flowering Oncidium , Oncidium floridanum


Oncidium floridanum Ames 1924 SECTION Oblongata Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Rich-Flowering Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Florida and the Bahamas occuring in thickets, mangrove swamps and rocky scrubland in damp rocky soil or on cypress knees and at bases of trees in humus as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with oblong to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped below by 2 to 3 imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical, elongate, arching, narrowly-linear to strap-shaped, acute to obtuse, fleshy, leathery, and shortly conduplicate below in to the base leaf that blooos in the winter and or spring on an axillary, slender, suberect, loosely branched, paniculate, to 98" [to[250 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Often cited as a synonym of Oncidium ensatum from Mexico through northern South America, we leave it separate here.