Oncidium fuscatum Rchb.f 1863 SECTION Stellata

Color variety Flower Closeup Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup different clone Photo by © Guillermo Angulo

FragrancePart sunCoolTo HotSpring

Common Name The Brownish Oncidium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This large sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic orchid found from Panama south to Peru, with oblong-cylindrical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 or 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate to oblong, acute or rounded leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, from the basal leaf sheaths of the pseudobulb, to 2' [60 cm] long, racemose or often paniculate inflorescence that is longer than the leaves, carrying many, fragrant, waxy, variable in color flowers and has lanceolate-acuminate bracts.

Often used in Oncidium alliance hybridizing.

Synonyms Chamaeleorchis warscewiczii (Rchb.f.) Senghas & Lückel 1997; Miltonia warscewiczii Rchb.f 1856; Miltonia warszewiczii var. aetherea Rchb.f. 1881; Miltonioides warszewiczii (Rchb. f.) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Odontoglossum weltoni hort. 1870; ; Oncidium weltonii W.Bull ex Regel 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Miltonia endresii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Miltonia warscewiczii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 10 1961 as Miltonia warscewiczii var weltonii photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Miltonia warscewiczii; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 as Miltonia warscewiczii; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 as Miltonia warscewiczii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 as Miltonia warscewiczii photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8 as Miltonia warscewiczii; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 as Miltonia warscewiczii photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 475 Dodson 1982 drawing/fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0127 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Mitonioides warscewizcii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Chamaeleorchis warscewiczii drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 8 2000 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 as MO fuscatum var semialba photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 27 #1 2010 as Oncidoim fuscatum var semialba phot ofide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 drawing fide;

Oncidium fuscatum var alba 1856 Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Howard Gunn

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 9 1986 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Oncidium fuscatum

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