Oncidium boothianum Rchb. f. 1854 SECTION Excavata Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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

Flower Size 1 1/4" [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 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; Oncidium caminiophorum Rchb.f. 1852; Vitekorchis boothiana (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as O caminophorum; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium caminophorum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Oncidium caminiophorum; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing 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; 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; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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