Oncidium ornithorhynchum H.B.K. 1815


Oncidium ornithorhynchum H.B.K. 1815 is an epiphytic growing orchid species, native to Central Amerika (Mexico to Colombia). The small sized orchid grows at altitudes from 2000 to 3300 meters. Inflorescences reach lengths up to 50 cm and are packed with fragrant, long-lasting, pinkish flowers with a size of about 2,5 cm in diameter. Flowering period: Fall - Winter. Oncidium ornithorhynchum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

The cute orchid requires cool to warm temperatures, moderate to bright light and a well drained potting medium.
Plants should be kept humid, but not sogging wet, whilst during winter rest waterings should be restricted. The author abbreviation H.B.K. stands for the 3 botanists Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland
and Karl (Carl) Sigismund Kunth.

Oncidium ornithorhynchum H.B.K. 1815
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