Leochilus ampliflorus Schltr. 1925 Photo by Weyman Bussey


Common Name The Ample-Bloomed Leochilus

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This is a Mexican, miniature, epiphytic species found on twigs high in the canopy of natural forests or on guava trees in plantations that blooms on a pendant, several flowered inflorescence that occurs in the summer.

Sometimes cited as a synonym of Leochilus crocodiliceps but I feel that they are definitely separate.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo no = L crocodillaceps; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005