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Oncidium sarcodes

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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. sarcodes
Alliance:
Binomial name
Oncidium sarcodes
Lindl. 1849


Oncidium sarcodes is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

Description[]

Plants blooms in the spring with many 5 cm wide flowers.

Distribution[]

Plants are found in the rainforest of Parana, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations around 50 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 Fleshy Oncidium

Synonyms[]

  1. Baptistonia sarcodes (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004
  2. Oncidium rigbyanum Paxt. 1849
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