Oncidium baueri Lindl. 1833 SECTION Oblongata Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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Common Name Bauer's Oncidium [Austrian Botanic Painter 1800's]

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found from the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, the Windwards Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia , Venezuela, Fr Guinea, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in tropical, wet montane forests at sealevel to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing, massive, caespitose epiphyte with oval, multi ridged, sulcate with time psuedobulbs subtended by several leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 to 3 apical, linear, acuminate leaves blooming in the spring with an erect to pendulous, 5 to 10' [1.4 to 2.5 meters] long, multi-flowered [7 to 20], many branched panicle with lanceolate, acuminate, papery, persistent, conspicuous floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with 7 flowers to each branch.

Many references cite O hebraicum as a synonym of this specis but I have kept them separate until better references become available.

Synonyms Epidendrum floridum Vell. 1831; Epidendrum gigas L.C. Rich. ex Lindl. 1833; Oncidium advena Rchb. f. 1860; Oncidium altissimum Lindl. 1834; Oncidium altissimum var. baueri (Lindl.) Stein 1892; Oncidium bolivianum Schltr. 1911; Oncidium buchtienii Schltr. 1929; Oncidium guttulatum Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium jacquinianum Garay & Stacy 1974; Oncidium kappleri Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium peliogramma Linden & Rchb. f. 1871; Oncidium pentacostele Rchb. f. 1859; Oncidium platyglossum Rchb.f. ex Linden 1882; Oncidium polycladium Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium scabripes Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium tonduzii Schltr. 1910; Oncidium wydleri Rchb.f. 1885; Vitekorchis buchtienii (Schltr.) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as O wydleri; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium peliogramma drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium wydleri; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium pentecostale drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium guttulatum drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium advena drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium tonduzii; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium platyglossum drawing hmm; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium kappleri drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium bolivianum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium scabripes; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 66. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as O guttulatum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 150. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as O guttulatum; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing good; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as O advena; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as O peliograma; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing ok; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as O jacquinianum drawing ok; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Oncidium wydleri; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0121 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0357 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 527 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1241 Dodson 1985 as Oncidium guttulatum drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo so-so; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as O wydleri; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 not as O baueri? but as O species 2nd row 3rd from left.; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo ok;

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