Oncidium lindleyi (Galeotti ex Lindl.) R.Jiménez & Soto Arenas 1992
SECTION Stellata Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.
Fragrance Part shade HotCool Spring
Common Name Lindley's Oncidium [English Orchid Botanist 1800's]
Flower Size 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm]
Found in southwestern Mexico and northern Guatemala at elevations
of 500 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing
epiphyte with clustered, egg-shaped, laterally compressed,
ancipitous, 3 to 4 longitudinally grooved, densely green with small
spots pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by 4 to 6, slightly
leathery, imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical,
ovate to lanceolate, green, flexilble, slightly leathery, obtuse,
and condulpicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the
spring on a basal, erect to arching, 18 to 50" [45 to 128 cm] long,
paniculate, 10 to 40 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 6 branches
each with 1 to 8 flowers per branch.
Related to Oncidium hintonii and said to be a synonym by some. I
have left them separate now.
Synonyms Oncidium maculatum var. donianum Rchb.f. 1855; Oncidium
maculatum var. lindleyi Galeotti ex Lindl. 1855