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Oncidium cheirophorum

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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. cheirophorum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Oncidium cheirophorum
Rchb. f. 1852


Oncidium cheirophorum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

Description[]

Plants blooms in the fall with many 1.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[]

Plants are found in Nicaragua to Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters

Culture[]

Grow in cool 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 Hand Carrying Oncidium

Synonyms[]

  1. Oncidium cheirophorum var. exauriculatum Hamer & Garay 1974
  2. Oncidium dielsianum Kraenzl. 1922
  3. Oncidium exauriculatum (Hamer & Garay) R. Jiménez 1992
  4. Oncidium macrorhynchum Kraenzl. 1922
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