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Oncidium stenotis Tight Ear Oncidium


Tight Ear Oncidium , Oncidium stenotis


Oncidium stenotis Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Oncidium Photos by Costa Rica Linda Website

Fragrance Part shade Hot to Warm Fall

Common Name The Very Slim, Tight Ear Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Costa Rica to Ecuador in tropical, wet forests, dense wet secondary forest at elevations of sea level to 2000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with oblong, laterally compressed, ancipitous, coarsly sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-oblong, subcoriaceous, obtuse and apiculate leaf that is conduplicate below and strongly carinate abaxially that blooms in the fall on a lateral, paniculate, 3 to 4 1/2' [1 to 1.5 m] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Koniger cites this species as a synonym of O lineoligerum and if true then this name takes precedence.

Synonyms Oncidium lineoligerum Rchb.f 1854; Oncidium turialbae Schltr. 1910