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Oncidium hians Gaping Oncidium


Gaping Oncidium, Oncidium hians


Oncidium hians Lindl. 1838 SECTION Paucituberculta

Common Name The Gaping Oncidium [refers to the large teeth of the callus]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found In southeastern Brazil and maybe Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with slightly compressed, round pseudobulbs, partially enveloped by 2 to 3, basal, dry, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong to linear-oblong, keeled dorsally, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms on a basal, slender, erect, simple to few branched, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with well spaced flowers that blooms in the fall

Synonyms Aurinocidium hians ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Grandiphyllum hians ( Lindl. ) Docha Neto 2006; Oncidium leucostomum Hoffmanns. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium maxilligerum Lem. 1856; Oncidium quadricorne Klotzsch 1852;