Oncidium sphacelatum

Oncidium sphacelatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. sphacelatum
Binomial name
Oncidium sphacelatum
Lindl. 1841

Oncidium sphacelatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the spring with several 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Venezuela at elevations below 1000 meters


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.


Common name: The Burnt Spot Oncidium


  1. Oncidium massangei C. Morr. 1977
  2. Oncidium sphacelatum var. majus Lindl 1841
  3. Oncidium sphacelatum var. minus Lindl 1841
  4. Oncidium stenostalix Rchb.f ex Kraenzel. 1922

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