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Oncidium boothianum Booth's Oncidium


Booth's Oncidium , Oncidium boothianum


Oncidium boothianum Rchb. f. 1854 SECTION Excavata Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name Booth's Oncidium [English Garderner 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm] Fragrant

Found in Venezuela in very humid, montane forests or cloudforests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with strongly compressed, ellipsoid, glossy green pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 apical, ligulate, suacute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the fall on an arcuate to pendant, 6' [200 cm] long, many branched, many flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf sheaths of a mature pseudobulb and having intensely fragrant [honey] flowers.

Synonyms Heteranthocidium boothianum (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006; Oncidium caminiophorum Rchb.f. 1852; Vitekorchis boothiana (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006