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Oncidium stelligerum Star-Carrying Oncidium


Star-Carrying Oncidium , Oncidium stelligerum


Oncidium stelligerum Rchb. f. 1873 SECTION Stellata

Common Name The Star-Carrying Oncidium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guerrero, Jalisco and Michoacan states in Mexico and northern Guatemala at elevations of 1400 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a ovoid-ellipsoid, compressed psuedobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, distichouis, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, elliptic-oblong, subacute, coriaceous, slightly conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, erect to arching, 34" to 80" [80 to 200 cm] long, several branched panicle with large, showy, stellate flowers.

Often cited as a synonym of O hastatum but I can see several differences, I await further references to combine them.