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Orchid Species: Oncidium chrysodipterum

Kew currently accepted name is Cyrtochilum tetracopis

Oncidium chrysodipterum is an orchid species identified by A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch in 1894. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cyrtochilum tetracopis.
Genus
Oncidium (Onc.)
Grex
chrysodipterum
(traditional Sander nomenclature)
Parents
Species
Author
A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch
Year
1894
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations around 2450 to 2800 meters meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial or occasional lithophyte with lightly compressed, generally smooth, narrowly ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 pairs of leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, strap-shaped, acute, keeled behind, sharply grooved and conduplicate becoming petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, from the base through the leaf sheaths, suberect, to 98 [to 250 cm] long, peduncle to 40 [100 cm] long, paniculate, rachis to 60 [150 cm] long, many branched, each to 20 [50 cm] long with irregularily spaced, to 7 flowered, secondary branches along their lengths, many flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.7 inches [4.4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr chrysodipterum 1917 (A.H.Kent) Kraenzl.
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr tetracopis 1917 (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr ludens 1917 (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc tetracopis 1873 Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc ludens 1885 Rchb.f.
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