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Oncidium toachicum Toachi Oncidium


Toachi Oncidium, Oncidium toachicum


Oncidium toachicum Dodson 1980 SECTION Toachica Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Toachi Oncidium [A river In Ecuador]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblong, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, conduplicate sheaths with the uppermost few being leaf bearing and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, acute leaf that is narrowing towards the base into a conduplicate petiole that blooms in the fall on an erect, paniculate, several to many flowerd, 22" [55 cm] long inflorescence that has many, short branches each subtended by a tubular bract and carrying 3 to 5, faintly fragrant flowers that are often self-pollinating .