Oncidium & Intergeneric Hybrids

Pictured is Onc. Sweet Sugar by www.OrchidsForYou.NET

, abbreviated as Onc. in the horticultural trade, is a genus that contains about 330 species of orchids from the subtribe Oncidiinae of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). This is a complex, difficult genus, with many species being reclassified. Calls are made for splitting this genus into multiple genera.


This genus was first described by Olof Swartz in 1800 with the orchid Oncidium altissimum, which has become the type species. Its name is derived from the Greek word "onkos", meaning "swelling". This refers to the callus at the lower lip.

Most species in the Oncidium genus are epiphytes, although some are lithophytes or terrestrials. They are widespread from northern Mexico, the Caribbean, and some parts of South Florida to South America. They usually occur in seasonally dry areas.[by Wikipedia]


Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following are 
MATURE, blooming size plants that have BLOOMED AT LEAST ONCE PREVIOUSLY and should bloom within a year in their upcoming blooming season.

Mtdm. Issaku Nagata 'Emi' @ $XX.

posted Aug 8, 2012, 11:02 AM by T NP   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 11:36 AM ]

Mtdm. Issaku Nagata 'Emi'

Mature Blooming Size plants with new growth.

In 3.25" pots - Reg. @ $XX.

Colm. Wildcat 'VCD'

posted Aug 3, 2012, 2:05 PM by T NP   [ updated Nov 22, 2013, 1:31 PM ]

Colm. Wildcat 'VCD'

Very easy to grow and bloom.  Low-light tolerant. 

Onc. Mackenzie Mountains

posted May 8, 2012, 10:32 AM by T NP   [ updated May 25, 2012, 9:40 AM ]

Onc. Mackenzie Mountains
(Onc. altissimum x Onc. Jeanne-Marie)

Onc. cheirophorum

posted Nov 11, 2011, 8:41 AM by T NP   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 8:09 PM ]

Oncidium cheirophorum
Multiple-Spikes Plants in 2.75" pots - Reg. $20.
If you like Onc. Twinkle, you will want this, as Onc. cheirophorum is a parent of Onc. Twinkle. A species primarily found from Mexico to Columbia, Onc. cheirophorum is also a delightful miniature Oncidium that blooms profusely with fragrant, waxy, bright yellow flowers. 

Onc. Gower Ramsey

posted Oct 18, 2011, 1:06 PM by T NP   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 7:07 AM ]

          Pictured is Onc. Sweet Sugar
Onc. Gower Ramsey
This is the bright yellow "Dancing Dolls" orchid that has been around for years and still a favorite of many!!! Very similar to the pictured Onc. Sweet Sugar, except the skirt (lip) is not as large. Tall flower stems are heavily branching carrying, several dozens of blooms. Quite a sight when in full bloom!!!

Milt. Binotii x Milt. Motto Grosso 'Mexico' HCC/AOS

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:35 PM by T NP   [ updated Sep 8, 2011, 11:37 AM ]

Milt. Binotii x Milt. Motto Grosso 'Mexico' HCC/AOS

An easy to grow and bloom Brazilian Miltonia (warm-growing) hybrid. Striking dark lavender lip with yellowish orange petals and sepals.

Mtdm. Bartley Schwartz

posted Jun 16, 2011, 12:16 PM by T NP   [ updated Nov 26, 2011, 12:14 PM ]

Mtdm. Bartley Schwartz
(Milt. Red Pali x Onc. Honolulu)

Odcdm. Tiburon 'Pacific Dragon'

posted Feb 15, 2011, 7:47 AM by T NP   [ updated Apr 4, 2011, 8:00 AM ]

Odcdm. Tiburon 'Pacific Dragon'

Striking flowers with heavy dark mahogany bars and a white lip.  Easy to grow and bloom.

Onc. Pacific Sunrise 'Hakalau'

posted Nov 22, 2010, 3:50 PM by T NP   [ updated Jan 12, 2011, 9:22 AM ]

Onc. Pacific Sunrise 'Hakalau'

Bushy plant in 4" pots.

Onc. Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance' AM/AOS @ $XX.

posted Oct 4, 2010, 8:44 AM by T NP   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 11:36 AM ]

Onc. Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance' AM/AOS
This is THE famous orchid with sweet chocolate/vanilla fragrance.  A very vigorous grower and profuse bloomer.  Definitely a MUST HAVE for all orchid lovers, particularly those who also are chocolate lovers!!!

Mature Blooming Size plants with new growth(s).

In 3.50" pots - Reg. @ $XX.

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