Oncidium leucochilum Lindley 1837 SECTION Stellata Photo by © Pieter
C. Brouwer and his Photo Website
Common Name White-Lipped Oncidium
Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]
This species is a large sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte found
on trees in dry or humid forests up to an elevation of 2000 meters
from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras with ovoid to ovoid ellipsoid,
compressed, 2 to 3 ribbed on each side pseudobulbs subtended by
several scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, ligulate,
coriaceous, conduplicate at the base, obtuse leaves that blooms
sometime in the spring through fall only once with an axillary, 1 to
12' [30 to 360 cm] long, many flowered panicle arising on a mature
pseudobulb from the axils of the sheath with 7 to 10, well spaced
branches with 2 to 5, variable sized, waxy, longlasting, spicely
fragrant flowers each.
Synonyms Cyrtochilum leucochilum (Bateman ex Lindl.) Planch.
1849; Oncidium digitatum Lindley 1842; Oncidium polychromum Scheidw.