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Oncidium ascendens 'MC515' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN1621
Name: Oncidium ascendens 'MC515' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
 
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
 
Comments: A xerophytic 'rat-tail' species.
 
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

About the name...
Etymology of Oncidium   From Greek "onkos" tumor, swelling. Refers to the warty callus of the labellum. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Oncidium   on-SID-ee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: Capsules failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Mexico south through Central America to Costa Rica, including the West Indies. This orchid has also been reported from Colombia, but we have been unable to locate any details of its occurrence there. It has also been reported in Bolivia both as Oncidium bolivianense Oppenheim and Oncidium subulifolium Schlechter. In Mexico, this normally low-elevation species is found on the slopes of the foot-hills facing the Gulf of Mexico. It grows on trees in swamps, pastures, coffee plantations, and open forests at elevations up to 4900 ft. (1500 m) in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Yucatán. In Guatemala, plants are found in similar habitats and at about the same elevations as in Mexico, but plants are found on both the Caribbean and the Pacific slopes. Plants are common throughout Belize where they grow in swamps, pastures, and open mountain forests. Oncidium ascendens is found at 2600-3300 ft. (800-1000 m) in El Salvador, and in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, plants are found in the lowlands and on mountain slopes below 2800 ft. (850 m) on both the Caribbean and Pacific sides of the isthmus. In Bolivia, plants formerly known as Oncidium bolivianense Oppenheim and Oncidium subulifolium Schlechter are usually found at 650-1950 ft. (200-600 m). They are common in dry, tropical forests around the city of Santa Cruz but are uncommon in humid tropical forests along the border between the Departments of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.
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