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Oncidium storkii Stork's Oncidium


Stork's Oncidium, Oncidium storkii


Oncidium storkii Ames & C. Schweinf. . 1930 SECTION Excavata

part Shade Warm Cold Winter Spring

Common Name Stork's Oncidium [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane to montane cloudforests at elevations around 1150 to 2950 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with pyriform, somewhat compressed, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 4, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate, bluntly acute, gradually narrowing and conduplicate into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an axillary, to 10" to 18" [25 to 45 cm] long, paniculate, erect, 3+ branched, 3 to 8 flowered per branch, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the winter and spring.