Oncidium varicosa

Oncidium varicosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. varicosa
Binomial name
Oncidium varicosa
Lindl. & Paxton 1837

Oncidium varicosa is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.


Plants blooms from summer to fall with many 3.75 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay at elevations of 800 to 1100 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 Veined Oncidium


  1. Ampliglossum varicosum (Lindl.) Campacci 2006
  2. Coppensia varicosa (Lindl.) Campacci 2006
  3. Oncidium euxanthinum Rchb. f. 1869
  4. Oncidium geranense Barb. Rodr. 1881
  5. Oncidium lunaeanum auct. 1850
  6. Oncidium rodgersii hort. ex Bateman 1868
  7. Oncidium varicosum var. charlesworthii auct. 1892
  8. Oncidium varicosum var. concolor Cogn. 1897
  9. Oncidium varicosum var. lindenii auct. 1899
  10. Oncidium varicosum var. rogersii (Bateman) Rchb.f. 1870
  11. Oncidium varicosum var. southorangense Grey 1895
  12. Oncidium varicosum var. vexillarium Kraenzl. 1922