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Oncidium obryzatoides Oncidium Obrysatum-Like Oncidium

 

Oncidium Obrysatum-Like Oncidium , Oncidium obryzatoides

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Oncidium obryzatoides Kraenzl. 1922 SECTION Excavata

Part shade Hot to Warm Fall to Winter

Common Name The Oncidium Obrysatum-Like Oncidium

Flower Size 1.25" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters in open woods and pastures on trunks and main branches as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate leaf that is conduplicate below into an elongate, petiole-like base that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, 10 to 36" [20 to 90 cm] long, shortly paniculate, several to many flowered inflorescence with each branch carrying 2 to 4 flowers.

Often cited as a synonym of O obryzatum but differs in the much larger flower with a large, round to sheild shaped, lip base and in the calli.

Synonyms Oncidium brenesii Schltr. 1923; Oncidium calyptostalix Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium tetraskelidion Kraenzl. 1922

 

 

 

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