Oncidium bryolophotum Rchb.f. 1871 SECTION Heterantha Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Another Flower Photo by Dennis Leandro

Inflorescence with sterile and fertile flowers Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Full Shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Moss-Like Comb Oncidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru in lower and premontane cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid to lanceolate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms summer through winter on an erect, axillary, through the leaf-bearing sheath, 16" to 3'4" [40 cm to 1m] long, paniculate, inflorescence all branched, primary and secondary branches each with a single fertile flower and many sterile ones which after flowering can produce plantlets.

Certainly related to if not a synonym of Oncidium hetranthum.

Synonyms Oncidium asparagoides Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium megalous Schltr. 1910; Oncidium microphyton Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 Oncidium asparagoides drawing hmm; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O microphyton; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 82. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 66. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 150. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 258. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 as O asparagoides; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide;

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