Oncidium hookeri Rolfe 1887 SECTION Concoloria
Part Sun Cool Summer Fall
Common Name Hooker's Oncidium [English Botanist 1800's]
Flower Size 1.2 to 1.8" [1. 5 to 2 cm]
Found in eastern & southern Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1300
meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte, or
terrestrial beneath trees in loose leaf litter with light
green,conical, 2" [5 cm] tall, slightly compressed, purple furrowed
pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 l;eaf bearing sheaths and
carrying 2 apical, erect, narrow, light green, rounded apically
leaves that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a basal, 6 to 8"
[15 to 20cm to 40cm] long, erect to suberect, branched, many
This species, Onc lofgreni and Oncidium raniferum are all very
similar and according to Brazilians sources are only separated if
the area of collection is known as differences are very small and
are mostly vegatative..
SynonymsCarenidium hookeri (Rolfe) Baptista 2006; Menezesiella
hookeri (Rolfe) V.P. Castro & Chiron 2006; Oncidium hookeri var.
albescens Pabst 1976; Oncidium raniferum var. majus Hook