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Oncidium leucochilum

Oncidium leucochilum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. leucochilum
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Binomial name
Oncidium leucochilum
Lindley 1837


Oncidium leucochilum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms in spring or fall with seven to ten 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a spicy scent.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing from Mexico, to Guatemala and Honduras at elevation of 2000 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: White-Lipped Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyrtochilum leucochilum (Bateman ex Lindl.) Planch. 1849
  2. Oncidium digitatum Lindley 1842
  3. Oncidium polychromum Scheidw. 1844

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