!Leochilus oncidioides Knowles & Westc. 1838 Photo by Noble Bashor

Plant and Flowers Photo by Milan Wagner

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Common Name The Oncidium-Like Leochilus

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

500 to 1500 meters in elevation west of El Naranjo Mexico

Found in Southern Pacific coastal Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras as a miniature to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte on small branches of evergreen tree along streams, with ovate to elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs that carries one or two, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves and has fragrant flowers that appear in the fall and winter on a pendant, 6 1/5" [16 cm] long, few to many [1 to 15] flowered inflorescence. Easiest difference between this and L scriptus is that this species has a pendant inflorescence and L scriptus has an erect inflorescence.

Synonyms Burlingtonia maculata Lindl. 1839; Leochilus macrantherus (Hook.) Liebm. 1847; Oncidium macrantherum Hook. 1841; Rodriguezia maculata Lindley 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Oncidium macrantherum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;

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