Heteranthocidium cultratum is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kolan. in 2006. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Oncidium cultratum.
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 3700 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial orchid on steep embankments with a short rhizome carrying ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating sheaths with the upper few being foliaceous and carrying 1 to 2 apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-elliptical, leaves that are basally conduplicate and blooms on an erect, axillary, 12 to 16 [30 to 40 cm] long, paniculate, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb occurring at most any time of the year.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/5 inch [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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