Oncidium excavatum

Oncidium excavatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. excavatum
Binomial name
Oncidium excavatum
Lindley 1838

Oncidium excavatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms from spring to summer with ten to twenty 3.75 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found in the montane forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2400 to 2800 meters


Grow in cool 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 Hollow Oncidium


  1. Oncidium aurosum Rchb.f 1854
  2. Oncidium boissieri Kraenzl. 1922
  3. Oncidium excavatum var. dawsonii B.S. Williams 1885
  4. Oncidium rupestre Lindl. 1844
  5. Oncidium skinneri Lindl. 1855
  6. Vitekorchis excavata (Lindl.) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006

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