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Oncidium ochmatochilum Bridle-Like Lip Oncidium


Bridle-Like Lip Oncidium, Oncidium ochmatochilum


Oncidium ochmatochilum Rchb. f. 1852 SECTION Oncidium Photo by Orchid Site

Fragrance Part shadeWarm to Cool Fall

Common Name The Bridle-Like Lip Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Chiapas State of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru on shade trees in coffee plantations as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations around 700 to 1400 meters that has pyriform, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by large, imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, oblanceolate,oblong, acute leaves that are attenuate basally and blooms in the fall on an axillary, to 7' [210 cm] long, many branched, racemose, paniculate inflorescence arising on a mature pseuodbulb with 15 to 25 branches each carrying 5 to 8, smaller, fragrant [lilacs] flowers.

Synonyms Cyrtochiloides cardiochila (Lindl.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001; Cyrtochiloides ochmatochila (Rchb.f.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001; Odontoglossum cardiochilum (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium cardiochilum Lindl. 1865; Oncidium chelidon Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium chelidonizon Kraenzl. 1922