Common Name: The Bent Oncidium
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool
Blooms: summer and autumn
Flower Size: 2.5cm to 3.75cm
Synonyms: Oncidium albo-violaceum A. Rich & Gal. 1845
Occurring in Mexico and Nicaragua in evergreen cloud forest and upper mountain rain forests at altitudes of 1300m to 2150m as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ovoid to ellipsoid, ribbed, compressed pseudobulb enveloped basally by several leaf-bearing sheaths and 1 to 3, apical, narrowly linear-elliptic subcoriaceous, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms on a basal, erect to gracefully arching, 1 to 2 per pseudobulb, 90cm to 150cm long, paniculate inflorescence with, narrow, triangular, scarious bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb and having many, weakly fragrant flowers appearing in the summer and autumn. This is a medium size epiphyte with clusters of compressed, ridged pseudobulbs. The long pointed leaves are carried at the top of the pseudobulb. Best grown under warm to cool conditions, with year round watering, but reduced in winter.