Erycina hyalinobulbon ( La Llave & Lex. ) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001

Plant and Flowers in situ in Mexico

Photos by Weyman Bussey


Common Name The Transparent Pseudobulb Erycina

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in coastal western Mexico in Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos and Oaxaca in the Sierra Madre del Sur and the transverse Volcanic belt on slender branches and twigs in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1200 to 2250 as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte meters with clustered, ovoid, subspherical to ellipsoid, laterally compressed, smooth, transluscent, pale green, often purple brown speckled pseudobulbs enveloped partially by 4 to 6 imbricate, some leafbearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, deciduous, thin, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on 1 to 3, pendant to lateral, few to many [4 to 25] flowered, racemose, sinuous to flexuous inflorescence carrying the showy flowers in two rows .

Synonyms Leochilus hyalinobulbon Schltr. 1918; *Oncidium hyalinobulbon La Llave & Lex. 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium hyalinobulbon; Flora Novo-Galaciana McVaugh 1985 as Oncidium hyalinobulbon; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (1) ABRIL 1986 as Oncidium hyalinobulbon photo/drawing fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 583 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing ok; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide