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Oncidium ochthodes Pyramid-Like Oncidium


Pyramid-Like Oncidium, Oncidium ochthodes


Oncidium pyramidiale Lindley 1854 SECTION Rostrata Photo by Ecuagenera and the Ecuagenera Website

Common Name The Pyramid-Like Oncidium [refers to the shape of the column]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] Fragrant

A small sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru found at altitudes of 2000 to 3300 meters in the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental and blooms in the summer in Bogata' and has ovoid to cylindrical, compressed, unifoliateto trifoliate pseudobulbs with oblanceolate to elliptic-oblong acute or acuminate leaves that blooms mostly in the summer on a erect to pendant, to 20" [50 cm] long, shortly paniculate inflorescence carrying many fragrant, canary yellow flowers and a few interspersed throughout, sterlie star shaped flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium alcicorne Rchb.f 1972; Oncidium chrysopyramis Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854; Oncidium chrysornis Rchb.f 1880; Oncidium elephantotis Rchb.f 1877; Oncidium gracillimum Rolfe 1898; Oncidium huebschii Rchb.f 1885; Oncidium lancifolium Lindl. 1839; Oncidium maderoi Schltr 1920; Oncidium melanops Rchb.f 1880; Oncidium ochthodes Rchb.f 1871; Oncidium rostrans Rchb.f 1875; Oncidium santanderianum Kranzl. 1922; Oncidium xanthocentron Rchb.f 1880