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Chelyorchis ampliatum

Oncidium ampliatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillareae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Chelyorchis
Species: C. ampliatum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Chelyorchis ampliatum
(Lindl.) Dressler & N.H.Williams in G.A.Romero & G.Carnevali 2000


Oncidium ampliatum is an epiphytic orchid from Central to South America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from fall to spring with many 2.5 cm wide yellow flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Guatemala to Panama, Colombia to Peru and in Venezuela at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters. Plants are found in lowland hot areas in deciduous forest growing on trees.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in hot temperatures in partial shade. Plants prefer dry outs between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark.


NamingEdit

Common name: The Broad Psuedobulb Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oncidium ampliatum Lindl. 1833
  2. Oncidium ampliatum var. majus Lindl. 1894
  3. Oncidium bernoullianum Kraenzl. 1922
  4. Oncidium gyrobulbon Rchb.f. 1869

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