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Oncidium iricolor Iris Oncidium


Iris Oncidium, Oncidium iricolor


Oncidium iricolor Rchb.f. 1854 SECTION Oblongata Inflorescence Photos by © Eduardo A. Pérez García and the Microplanta Orquideas, reproducción y venta Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Iris Oncidium [refers to the greek goddess of the rainbow an illusion to the colorful flower of this species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico at elevations around 1300 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceoalte, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, loose, 16 to 24" [40 to 60 cm] long, many flowered, paniculate inflorescence with 6 to 8 branches, each carrying 2 to 4 scentless flowers

Synonyms Heteranthocidium pollardii (Dodson & Hágsater) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006; Oncidium pollardii Dodson & Hágsater 1978; Vitekorchis iricolor (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006