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Orchid Species: Oncidium cirrhosum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Oncidium cirrhosum is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Beer in 1854.
Genus
Oncidium (Onc.)
Grex
cirrhosum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Beer
Year
1854
ORIGIN: This medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphytic species from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane cloud forests at altitudes of 1200-2900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphytic species from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane cloud forests at altitudes of 1200-2900 meters has oblong-ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 pairs of distichous, imbricate, foliaceous sheaths carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong to elliptic-oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect to arcuate, to 2' [60 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, densely many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that is longer than the leaf and has large flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To about 4 inches [to about 10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm cirrhosum 1833 Lindl.
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