Oncidium cheirophorum

Oncidium cheirophorum

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

Oncidium cheirophorum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the fall with many 1.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found in Nicaragua to Colombia at elevations of 1000 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 Hand Carrying Oncidium


  1. Oncidium cheirophorum var. exauriculatum Hamer & Garay 1974
  2. Oncidium dielsianum Kraenzl. 1922
  3. Oncidium exauriculatum (Hamer & Garay) R. Jiménez 1992
  4. Oncidium macrorhynchum Kraenzl. 1922

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