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Oncidium waluewa

Oncidium waluewa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Oncidium
Species: Onc. waluewa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Oncidium waluewa
Rolfe 1904


Oncidium waluewa is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Oncidium.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms from fall to winter with six to twenty 1 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane forest of Brazil and Paraguay at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool to intermediate 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 Beautiful Oncidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Baptistonia pulchella (Regel) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004
  2. Leochilus pulchellus (Regel) Cogn. 1906
  3. Waluewa pulchella Regel 1890

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