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Oncidium pubes Hairy Oncidium


Hairy Oncidium , Oncidium pubes


Oncidium pubes Lindl. 1826 SECTION Waluela Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shade Warm to Cool Spring

Common Name The Hairy Oncidium [refers to the hairs surrounding the stigma]

Flower Size 1" or less [2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in cooler montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a small sized, epiphytic, warm to cool growing species with oblong-cylindrical, clustered, slightly compressed, green speudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect or spreading, subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring with a, to 2' [60 cm] long, arcuate to pendant, alternately branched panicle that is densly many flowered. Warm to cool conditions, moderate light, plenty of water while growing and a slightly drier winter rest and mounting on tree fern will ensure a happy plant.

Synonyms Baptistonia pubes (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Oncidium bicornutum Hooker 1831; Oncidium phantasmaticum Lem. 1857; Oncidium puberum Spreng. 1828; Oncidium pubescens Ducharte ?;