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Oncidium incurvum Bent Oncidium

Bent Oncidium, Oncidium incurvum



Oncidium incurvum Barker ex Lindl. 1840 SECTION Oblongata Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Bent Oncidium [refers to the inward curved petals]

Flower Size 1" to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm] Fragant

Occurring in Mexico and Nicaragua in evergreen cloud forest and upper mountain rain forests at altitudes of 1300 to 2150 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ovoid to ellipsoid, ribbed, compressed pseudobulb enveloped basally by several leaf-bearing sheaths and 1 to 3, apical, narrowly linear-elliptic subcoriaceous, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms on a basal, erect to gracefully arching, 1 to 2 per pseudobulb, 3 to 5' [90 to 150 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence with, narrow, triangular, scarious bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb and having many, weakly fragrant flowers appearing in the summer and fall. This is a medium size epiphyte with clusters of compressed, ridged pseudobulbs. The long pointed leaves are carried at the top of the pseudobulb. Best grown under warm to cool conditions, with year round watering, but reduced in winter.

Synonyms Oncidium albo-violaceum A. Rich & Gal. 1845