Oncidium


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Oncidium

 

a genus of plants of the family Orchidaceae. They are epiphytes, generally with rhizomatous, thickened stems, or pseudobulbs, bearing at the apex one or two leaves. The many-flowered inflorescence is racemose or panicled. In certain species, some of the flowers are sterile. The odd and showy blooms of some species, for example, the butterfly plant (O. papilio), resemble exotic insects. The flowers, which measure as much as 7 to 11 cm across, are yellow or brown with green, white, or reddish spots or stripes.

There are approximately 350 species of Oncidium, distributed from southern Florida and Mexico to Bolivia and Paraguay. The plants grow in tropical rain forests and in the mountains. Many species and hybrids are cultivated for cut flowers.

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Female and male pollination success of Oncidium ascendens Lindey (Orchidaceae) in two contrasting habitat patches: forest vs agricultural field.
Direct somatic embryogenesis on leaf explants of Oncidium Gower Ramsey and subsequent plant regeneration.
Oncidium flexuosum and Oncidium reflexum are commonly referred to as dancing dolls or dancing ladies on account of their flowers' resemblance to grande dames in crinoline ballroom gowns.
The growers of oncidium recently announced joint establishment of a foundation to promote oncidium and are planning to raise fund of NT$5 million (US$166,667) in the first operating year of the foundation.
Ingredients:*15-20 stems tulip * 3 stems oncidium orchid * bunch of steel grass Flower cost: Around pounds 15-25 depending on quality and variety .
The various parameters involved in the encapsulation of Dendrobium sonia, such as the stage of PLBs suitable for encapsulation, concentration of gelling agents, and nutrient concentration in the matrix has been standardized, with these conditions imposed on studies with three orchid genera: Dendrobium, Oncidium, and Cattleya [63].
Orchidaceae Cyrtogodium polyphvllum None X Cyrtopodium punctatum None X X Oncidium sphacelatum None X Scrophulariaceae Angelonia angustifolia Oil X Solanaceae Lycianthes rantonnetii Pollen X Solanum seaforthianum Pollen X Solanum sisymbrifolium Pollen X Solanum wenlandii Pollen X Solanum wrightii Pollen X Verbenaceae Stachytarpheta urticifolia Nectar X (1) Liu & Koptur 2003.
Or incorporate some of the natural beauty that grows all around us--tropical leaves such as palm or monestra, even chartreuse-green potato vine--in a clear glass cylinder with a colorful tropical flower like the red protea or a stalk of oncidium orchids, add some dried bamboo, and you have a centerpiece that "looks like you've gone to a lot of trouble when you really haven't," Conquest says.
Exhibiting at Showcase House since 1980, Hetherington shows how to display flowering orchids like cymbidiums, phalaenopsis, oncidium and epidendrum in the shade.
One way to drive away the winter blues is to display blooming orchids indoors--especially eye-catching varieties such as Oncidium Twinkle 'Fragrant Fantasy' (also sold as Twinkle), above.