Oncidium auricula

Oncidium auricula

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. auricula
Binomial name
Oncidium auricula
(Vell.) Pabst 1957

Oncidium auricula is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the fall with around forty 6 mm wide flowers.


Plants are found on moss covered trees in Rio de Janiero, Espiritu Santo, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations around 1000 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 Ear Oncidium


  1. Aurinocidium harrisonianum ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006
  2. Epidendrum auricula Vell. 1831
  3. Grandiphyllum auricula ( Vell. ) Docha Neto 2006
  4. Oncidium acrobotryum Klotzsch 1855
  5. Oncidium harrisonianum Lindl. 1833
  6. Oncidium pallidum Lindl. 1840
  7. Oncidium pantherinum Hoffmanns. ex Lindl. 1855
  8. Oncidium pentaspilum Hoffmanns. ex Lindl. 1855
  9. Oncidium ramiferum hort. ex Klotzsch 1855