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Oncidium abortivum

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. abortivum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Oncidium abortivum
Rchb.f 1849


Oncidium abortivum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

Description[]

Plants blooms in the winter with several 6 mm wide flowers. The inflorescence may have many sterile flowers and a few viable ones.

Distribution[]

Plants are found in the cloud forest of Venezuela Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 200 to 1850 meters

Culture[]

Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with moderate to bright light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.

Naming[]

Common name: The Aborted Oncidium

Synonyms[]

  1. Cyrtochilum orthotis (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917
  2. Oncidium orthotis Rchb. f. 1888
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