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Oncidium praetextum

Oncidium praetextum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. praetextum
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Binomial name
Oncidium praetextum
Morr. 1873


Oncidium praetextum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms in the fall with three to six 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane forest of Espiritu Santo, Sao Paulo and Rio states of Brazil

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 Purple Seamed Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Brasilidium praetextum (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006
  2. Oncidium enderianum hort. 1892

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