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Oncidium hastilabium Lance-Head Lip Oncidium 


Lance-Head Lip Oncidium  , Oncidium hastilabium


Oncidium hastilabium (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1976 SECTION Stellata Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Lance-Head Lip Oncidium

Flower Size to 3" [to 7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at elevations of 750 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing, creeping epiphyte with oval, compressed, smooth, slightly sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 [rarely 1] oblanceolate, thin-textured, dorsally carinate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall with a basal, from the leaf bearing sheaths, to 5' [150 cm] long, many flowered, erect to arching, panicle of successively opening, fragrant, long-lived flowers, arising from the leaf sheath of a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum hastilabium Lindl. 1846