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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Nisanisa, Oct 19, 2021.
This oncidium has a long stalk. Around 1,5 meter. With so many flowers in it.
Looks like Oncidium excavatum, very beautiful
I've read Oncidium excavatum is a terrestrial, mine is epiphyte
In this case, the difference between terrestrial and epiphytic is blurred.
In nature, they are found growing on the ground, but with roots spread widely on the surface, not down into the soil as would be the case with a true terrestrial plant.
Nisanisa, Oncidium excavatum isn't a terrestrial Orchid. But it grow very heavy, and sometimes the weight is to great. That is the reason why you found it sometimes on the ground. The plant falling from the tree after a rain or storm. It is not a sensitive plant, it grow mostly on the ground without a problem. But the roots doesn't grow in the ground, only in loose foliage.
That must be fantastic. I love big orchids. They add the feel of rainforest to my garden