sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2011

Oncidium flexuosum

Oncidium flexuosum C.Loddiges 1820

Found in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in the coastal mountains and along inland creeks and marshes at elevations of 500 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic orchid that has narrowly ovoid or avate-elliptic, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, slightly coriaceous, narrolwy oblong-ligulate, obtuse or abruptly acute leaves that blooms on an erect to arcuate, to 3' [90 cm] long, dull purple, paniculate inflorescence with 4 to 10, long ascending branches with to 10 flowers and narrowly triangular, very short, acute floral bracts and has many, small flowers occuring most often in the fall and winter.

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