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Oncidium spilopterum

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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. spilopterum
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Binomial name
Oncidium spilopterum
Lindley 1844


Oncidium spilopterum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

Description[]

Plants blooms in the fall and winter with eight to ten 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[]

Plants are found in the dry swampy savannah of Brazil and Paraguay at elevations around 1000 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 Spotted Wing Oncidium

Synonyms[]

  1. Ampliglossum spilopterum (Lindl.) Campacci 2006
  2. Coppensia spiloptera (Lindl.) Campacci 2006
  3. Oncidium batemanianum var. spilopterum ( Lindl. ) Lindl. 1855
  4. Oncidium ghillanyi Pabst 1972; Oncidium saint-legerianum Rolfe 1892
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