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Oncidium cruciatum

Oncidium cruciatum

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


Oncidium cruciatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common name:The Cross-Shaped Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

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

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