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Oncidium kramerianum Kramer's Psychopsis


Kramer's Psychopsis , Oncidium kramerianum


Psychopsis krameriana (Rchb. f.) H.G. Jones 1975 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Warm to Hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Kramer's Psychopsis [German Orchid Gardner 1800's]

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical lowland and lower montane rainforests on large branches at altitudes of 50 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with small dollar shaped, laterally compressed psuedobulbs subtended by imbricate bracts with spotted undersides of the single, apical, rigid, leathery, persistent, elliptic-oblong, acute, contracted into ta short, folded petiole leaf and a 3' [90 cm] long, erect, 1 to 2 flowered at a time, successive opening inflorescence with ovate-triangular bracts and large showy flowers. These inflorescence, if left alone can bloom for years so do not cut them as they also can produce plantlets..

Synonyms *Oncidium kramerianum Rchb. f. 1855; Oncidium krameriana var resplendens Rchb.f 1888; Oncidium nodosum Morren 1874; Oncidium papilio var. kramerianum (Rchb. f.) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium papilioniforme Regel 1880; Papiliopsis krameriana (Rchb. f.) Morren 1874; Papiliopsis nodosus E.Morren ex Cogn. & Marchal 1874