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 (ŏn-sĭd′ē-əm, ŏng-kĭd′-)
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).]
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(Plants) an American orchid with small yellow and brown clusters of flowers
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(ɒnˈsɪd i əm)

any of numerous American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of showy flowers.
[< New Latin (1800)]
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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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A range of attractive hybrids, varieties or cultivars of sympodial orchids, for instance, the genus Oncidium or Ascocenda, is important in the cut-flower and potted-plant industries [10].
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.
50-85 indica Mum Dendranthema 60-70 grandiflorum Odontoglossum Odontoglossum 50-60 Oncidium orchid Oncidium Varies by species Ornamental chili Capsicum 60-70 pepper Pansy orchid Miltonia spp.
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.
Use English blue hydrangeas, purple orchids, Singapore orchids (dendrobium) in purple and gold shower orchids (oncidium) which are yellow
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.
biflora, Epidendrum dendrobii, Oncidium falcipetalum, y Peperomia microphylla (Acevedo et al., 2001).
Related Family Members in Book: Arachnis, Cattleya, Dendrobium, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, and Vanda
given a bit of extra care, oncidium lanceanum, an orchid from Guiana, grows well in a Wardian case; its flamboyant pink and brown-speckled flowers have the rich scent of carnations.
y que presento resultados exitosos en la germinacion y desarrollo de protocormos in vitro de Rhynchostele bictoniensis (Bateman) Soto Arenas & Salazar (Bertolini, Damon, & Rojas-Velaquez, 2011), de Oncidium sphacelatum Lindl.
This show features more than 30 varieties of oncidium orchids and more than 500 plants, the PLSO said, adding that the orchid show is worth a visit