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Oncidium hians

Oncidium hians

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


Oncidium hians is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms in the fall with up to five 1.25 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in southeastern Brazil and Peru at elevations around 1000 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in intermediate 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: The Gaping Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aurinocidium hians ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006
  2. Grandiphyllum hians ( Lindl. ) Docha Neto 2006
  3. Oncidium leucostomum Hoffmanns. ex Lindl. 1855
  4. Oncidium maxilligerum Lem. 1856
  5. Oncidium quadricorne Klotzsch 1852

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