This very popular species has been known for almost two hundred years as Oncidium ornithorhynchum, collected by Humboldt and Bonpland, and described by Kunth in Nova Genera et Species Plantarum 1:345 (1816). But, like many others in recent years, it has undergone a name change.

Text: Harry Zelenko and Gab van Winkel, painting: Harry Zelenko
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