Oncidium ansiferum

Oncidium ansiferum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. ansiferum
Binomial name
Oncidium ansiferum
Rchb.f. 1852

Oncidium ansiferum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms from winter to spring with several 2.5 cm wide flowers..


Plants are found in the montane forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 50 to 2500 meters


Grow in cool 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 Handle-Bearing Oncidium


  1. Oncidium delumbe Lindl. 1855
  2. Oncidium hieroglyphicum Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854
  3. Oncidium lankesteri Ames 1923
  4. Oncidium naranjense Schltr. 1923
  5. Oncidium tenue Lindl. 1852
  6. Oncidium tenue var. grandiflorum Lindl. 1852

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