Oncidium cruciatum

Oncidium cruciatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. cruciatum
Binomial name
Oncidium cruciatum
Rchb. f. 1878

Oncidium cruciatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the spring with up to forty 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found in the forest of Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Espiritu Santo, Bahia and Parana State, Brazil at elevations of 900 to 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. Plants can also be mounted.


Common name:The Cross-Shaped Oncidium


  1. Baptistonia cruciata (Rchb.f.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004
  2. Oncidium pubes var flavescens Hokr.f 1842

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