Chelyorchis ampliatum

Oncidium ampliatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillareae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Chelyorchis
Species: C. ampliatum
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.


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


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.


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


Common name: The Broad Psuedobulb Oncidium


  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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