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Oncidium tipuloides Gnat-Like Oncidium


Gnat-Like Oncidium, Oncidium tipuloides


Oncidium tipuloides Rchb.f. 1852 SECTION Oblongata Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Gnat-Like Oncidium [refers to the numerous flowers in the branched inflorescence resembling a swarm of gnats]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elliptic to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, acute to shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a erect to ascending, rather stout, loosely paniculate, many branched, many flowered, branches rather loosely few flowered, fractiflex inflorescence carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium ototmeton Kraenzl. 1922