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Orchid Species: Oncidium aspecum

Kew currently accepted name is Oncidium pentadactylon

Oncidium aspecum is an orchid species identified by Königer in 1996. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Oncidium pentadactylon.
Genus
Oncidium (Onc.)
Grex
aspecum
Parents
Species
Author
Königer
Year
1996
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet cloud forests as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments at elevations of 1000 to 3400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments at elevations of 1000 to 3400 meters with smooth, elliptical, laterally compressed, roundly ancipitous pseudobulbs partially subtended by a few leafless below and leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate below into the short petiole-like base leaves that blooms in nature in the fall on an axillary, 36 [90 cm] long, twining, erect, many flowered, paniculate inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and having 8 to 10 branches with 3 to 7 normal and 1 to 2 abortive [sterile] star shaped flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc pentadactylon 1845 Lindl.
Add+ Heteranthocidium Heteranthocidium aspecum 2015 (Königer) Szlach. & Kolan.
Add+ Heteranthocidium Heteranthocidium millei 2015 (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kolan.
Add+ Heteranthocidium Heteranthocidium pentadactylon 2006 (Lindl.) Szlach.
Add+ Oncidium Onc millei 1921 Schltr.
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