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Oncidium hintonii Hinton's Oncidium


Hinton's Oncidium , Oncidium hintonii


Oncidium hintonii L.O. Williams 1941 SECTION Stellata Photo courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey

Common Name Hinton's Oncidium [American Orchid Collector 20th cen]

Flower Size .8" to 1.4" [2 to 3 cm] Fragrant

Found in Durango, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Jalisco and Michoacan states of Mexico in pine oak forests on the Pacific coast at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovate to elliptic, laterally compressed, ancipitous, 3 to 5 longitudinally grooved and ridged pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 4 to 6, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying, 2 to 3, apical, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute, erect to arching, slightly leathery, keeled dorsally, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary from the base, 16 to 47" [40 to 120 cm] long, many [15 to 72] flowered, paniculate inflorescence carrying successive to simultaneous opening, fragrant, showy flowers

Synonyms Cyrtochilum maculatum var. parviflorum Lindl. 1841; Oncidium maculatum var. parviflorum ( Lindl. ) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium maculatum var. vinosum Lindl. 1855