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on·ci·di·um

 (ŏn-sĭd′ē-əm, ŏng-kĭd′-)
n.
Any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of showy flowers.

[New Latin Oncidium, genus name : Greek onkos, barb, hook (from the shape of its labellum) + New Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]

oncidium

(ɒnˈsɪdɪəm)
n
(Plants) an American orchid with small yellow and brown clusters of flowers

on•cid•i•um

(ɒnˈsɪd i əm)

n.
any of numerous American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of showy flowers.
[< New Latin (1800)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oncidium - any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowersoncidium - any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Oncidium - large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America
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Oncidium orchids have a distinctive floral design - depicting a ballerina with a large flamboyant skirt- that is why it is known as the dancing lady.
Cluster III had only Oncidium, because this orchid was quite different from other orchids, so it did not cluster with any orchid and remained separate by itself which might be due to the reason that it might have been developed from different genetic parents.
TIBA effects the induction of direct somatic embryogenesis from leaf explants of Oncidium.
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