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Oncidium baueri Bauer's Oncidium


Bauer's Oncidium, Oncidium baueri


Oncidium baueri Lindl. 1833 SECTION Oblongata Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name Bauer's Oncidium [Austrian Botanic Painter 1800's]

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found from the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, the Windwards Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia , Venezuela, Fr Guinea, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in tropical, wet montane forests at sealevel to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, massive, caespitose epiphyte with oval, multi ridged, sulcate with time psuedobulbs subtended by several leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 to 3 apical, linear, acuminate leaves blooming with an erect to pendulous, 5 to 10' [1.4 to 2.5 meters] long, multi-flowered [7 to 20], many branched panicle with lanceolate, acuminate, papery, persistent, conspicuous floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with 7 flowers to each branch all occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Epidendrum altissimum Jacq.1763; Epidendrum floridum Vell. 1831; Epidendrum gigas L.C. Rich. ex Lindl. 1833; Oncidium altissimum Lindl. 1800; Oncidium bolivianum Schltr. 1911; Oncidium guttulatum Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium jacquinianum Garay & Stacy 1974; Oncidium kappleri Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium peliogramma Linden & Rchb. f. 1871; Oncidium pentacostele Rchb. f. 1859; Oncidium polycladium Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium scabripes Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium tonduzii Schltr. 1910; Oncidium wydleri Rchb.f. 1885