oncidium

NOUN
  1. any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants
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  • The Orchid House offers the visitors a captivating display of exotic blooms of cattleya, dendrobium, arachnis, oncidium, phalaenopsis, vandal and their hybrids.
  • This is a pretty standard run-of-the mill oncidium orchid. 12/09/2005
  • If you have orchids in small pots (I have one miniature variety of oncidium) then you might need to water once or twice a day but if you have a medium sized plant, particularly one with a psuedobulb at the base of the leaves where it can store up water, then once a week is usually sufficient. Scribbit | A Blog About Motherhood in Alaska
  • The orchids that are most commonly available in garden centres are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), oncidiums, odontoglossums and cymbidiums, which should flower for weeks and perhaps months.
  • This oncidium Sharry Baby’ is a workhorse plant with several blooms through the year. Bloom Days January 2008 « Fairegarden
  • The collection includes cattleyas (familiar corsage orchids); miltonias (pansy orchids), with teardrop patterns in the center of the flowers; phalaenopsis (moth orchids); and oncidiums (what florists call spray orchids).
  • There are many popular types of orchid, including cattleyas, dendrobiums, oncidiums and vandas.
  • The day the first family moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ms. Clarke filled the residence with tall, clear cylinders of forsythia, oncidium orchids and cream-colored cymbidium orchids -- some of the first lady's favorites. Choosing a New Flower Czar
  • Among the most beautiful is the oncidium, of a yellow hue, often seen -- apparently suspended in air between the stems of two trees -- shining in the gloom, as if its petals were of gold. The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America
  • Your orchid oncidium looks stunning, the flowers are gorgeous. Bloom Days January 2008 « Fairegarden
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