Oncidium boothianum Rchb. f. 1854 SECTION Excavata

Photo by Weyman Bussey

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Schlechter

Common Name Booth's Oncidium [English Garderner 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela in very humid, montane forests or cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with strongly compressed, ellipsoid, glossy green pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 apical, ligulate, subacute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an arcuate to pendant, 6' [200 cm] long, many branched, many flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf sheaths of a mature pseudobulb and carrying intensely honey scented flowers.

Synonyms Heteranthocidium boothianum (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006; Odontoglossum boothianum (Rchb.f.) Dalström & W.E.Higgins 2016; Vitekorchis boothiana (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Oncidium caminiophorum; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideologia Vol 23 #2 2004 photo fide; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 photo fide;