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Oncidium retusum Retuse Oncidium


Retuse Oncidium , Oncidium retusum


Oncidium retusum Lindl. 1827 SECTION Heterantha Photo courtesy of J P Janovec and Atrium Biodiversity Project

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Retuse Oncidium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 1500 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short to shortly ascending rhizome giving rise to elliptical to ovate, laterally comrpessed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a a panicaulte, erect, twining, heteranthous, about 10 short branched, very long,, several flowered inflorescence held all along the rachis and has 1 to 4 abortive and 1 to 4 fertile flowers on each branch.