Oncidium floridanum Ames 1924 SECTION Oblongata Photos courtesy of ©
Common Name The Rich-Flowering Oncidium
Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]
Found in Florida and the Bahamas occuring in thickets, mangrove
swamps and rocky scrubland in damp rocky soil or on cypress knees
and at bases of trees in humus as a large sized, hot to warm growing
terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with oblong to ovate, laterally
compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped below by 2 to
3 imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical,
elongate, arching, narrowly-linear to strap-shaped, acute to obtuse,
fleshy, leathery, and shortly conduplicate below in to the base leaf
that blooos in the winter and or spring on an axillary, slender,
suberect, loosely branched, paniculate, to 98" [to[250 cm] long,
many flowered inflorescence.
Often cited as a synonym of Oncidium ensatum from Mexico through
northern South America, we leave it separate here.