Oncidium spilopterum

Oncidium spilopterum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. spilopterum
Binomial name
Oncidium spilopterum
Lindley 1844

Oncidium spilopterum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms in the fall and winter with eight to ten 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found in the dry swampy savannah of Brazil and Paraguay at elevations around 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 Spotted Wing Oncidium


  1. Ampliglossum spilopterum (Lindl.) Campacci 2006
  2. Coppensia spiloptera (Lindl.) Campacci 2006
  3. Oncidium batemanianum var. spilopterum ( Lindl. ) Lindl. 1855
  4. Oncidium ghillanyi Pabst 1972; Oncidium saint-legerianum Rolfe 1892

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