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