Oncidium hastilabium (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1976 SECTION Stellata

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Lance-Head Lip Oncidium

Flower Size to 3" [to 7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at elevations of 750 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing, creeping epiphyte with oval, compressed, smooth, slightly sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 [rarely 1] oblanceolate, thin-textured, dorsally carinate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall with a basal, from the leaf bearing sheaths, to 5' [150 cm] long, erect to arching, panicle of successively opening, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, long-lived flowers, arising from the leaf sheath of a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum hastilabium Lindl. 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Odontoglossum hastilabium; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Odontoglossum hastilabium; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum hastilabium photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum hastilabium drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum hastilabium; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/461 1992 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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