Oncidium abortivum

Oncidium abortivum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. abortivum
Binomial name
Oncidium abortivum
Rchb.f 1849

Oncidium abortivum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the winter with several 6 mm wide flowers. The inflorescence may have many sterile flowers and a few viable ones.


Plants are found in the cloud forest of Venezuela Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 200 to 1850 meters


Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with moderate to bright light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The Aborted Oncidium


  1. Cyrtochilum orthotis (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917
  2. Oncidium orthotis Rchb. f. 1888

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