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Oncidium geertianum Geert's Oncidium


Geert's Oncidium, Oncidium geertianum


Oncidium geertianum C. Morren 1848 SECTION Sphacelatum Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name Geert's Oncidium [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

A small sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species found in Mexico at elevations of 1600 to 2300 meters with a short rhizome giving rise to ovate, slightly laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on an ascending to erect, spreading, decurved, 6 to 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Often cited as a synonym of Oncidium nebulosum but I have kept them apart for better photos and info.

Synonyms Oncidium caesium Rchb. f. 1854