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Oncidium forbesii

Oncidium forbesii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. forbesii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Oncidium forbesii
Hook. 1839


Oncidium forbesii is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms in the fall with several 6 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Brazil

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.

NamingEdit

Common name: Forbes' Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Brasilidium forbesii (Hook.) Campacci 2006
  2. Oncidium crispum var. forbesii Burb. 1882
  3. Oncidium cripum var marginatum Hort. ?
  4. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var atratum Linden 1902
  5. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var borwickianum Rchb.f 1879
  6. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var bradshawae Hort. 1902
  7. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var castanea Lindl. 1899
  8. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var marginatum Hort. 1886
  9. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var maximum Linden & Rodig 1888
  10. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var measursianuim Krzl. 1891
  11. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var moortebeekiense Linden 1899
  12. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var nigricans Linden 1899
  13. Oncidium forbesii Hkr var splendens Hort. 1888

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