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Oncidium hastatum Lance Head Oncidium


Lance Head Oncidium , Oncidium hastatum


Oncidium hastatum (Batem.] Lindley 1850-1 SECTION Stellata Photo courtesy of Mark Whitten

Common Name The Lance Head Oncidium

Flower Size 2" [5cm]

This is a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic species from near the Pacific coast in the states of Colima, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Jalisco and Michoacan in Mexico and is found at an altitude of 1000 to 2000 metres, with large, ovoid conical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 distichous, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear to linear-oblanceolate, arcuate, acute or acuminate leaves that has spikes up to 8.5 ft [250 cm] long as a loosely branched panicle with lanceolate bracts occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum jurgensenianum Lem. 1854; *Odontoglossum hastatum Bateman 1843; Odontoglossum phyllochilum C.Morren 1849; Oncidium jurgenzenianum Lem. 1854; Oncidium phyllochilum Beer 1854