Oncidium divaricatum Lindl. 1828 SECTION Crassifolia Photo by Amerigo Docha Net and Orchidstudium website

Albino Flower Close Up Photo courtesy of Kjell Nilsson

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Common Name The Spread Out Oncidium [refers to the wide spread inflorescence]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Brazil on the moist slopes of the coastal mountains near the crests at elevations of 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with suborbicular, strongly compressed, yellow green, discoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong to oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, suberect, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall on a paniculate, 4' to 6'8" [120 to 200 cm] long, dull purple inflorescence with 6 to 15 branches, each branch 3 to 10 flowering and having narrowly ovate, very acute floral bracts and carrying scented or not flowers.

Synonyms Aurinocidium divaricatum ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Grandiphyllum divaricatum ( Lindl. ) Docha Neto 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002

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