Oncidium bifolium

Oncidium bifolium

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. bifolium
Binomial name
Oncidium bifolium
Sims 1812

Oncidium bifolium is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the summer with five to twenty 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found in the lowland and montane forest of Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina at elevations of 1000 to 3000 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. Reduce watering during the winter.


Common name: The Two-Leaf Oncidium


  1. Ampliglossum bifolium (Sims) Campacci 2006
  2. Coppensia bifolia [Sims] Dumort. 1835
  3. Oncidium batemanianum Griseb 1879
  4. Oncidium bifolium var. majus hort. ex B.S. Williams
  5. Oncidium beyrodtianum Schltr 1910
  6. Oncidium celsianum A.Rich 1844
  7. Oncidium chrysothyrsus Rchb.f. ex R.Warner 1865
  8. Oncidium maculosum Lindl 1837