Oncidium ciliatum Lindley 1833 SECTION Barbata

Flower Closeup Photo by Marcos Campacchi


Common Name The Fine Haired Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bahia, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero, Espirito Santo,and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in both cool moist montane forests and in swamps and marshes both coastal and inland at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 4-angled, waxy, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, axillary, sparsely paniculate, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and holding the flowers in the apical quarter.

Synonyms Alatiglossum ciliatum ( Lindl. ) Baptista 2006; Alatiglossum psyche (Schltr.) Baptista 2006; Alatiglossum trichodes ( Lindl. ) Baptista 2006; Gomesa ciliata (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa psyche (Schltr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa trichodes (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium bahiense (Cogn.) Schltr. 1921; Oncidium barbatum Lindl. & Paxton 1851 non Lindl.; Oncidium barbatum var. ciliatum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium barbatum var. labiosum Zimm. 1934; Oncidium blossfeldianum Schltr. 1915; Oncidium ciliolatum Hoffmanns.1843; Oncidium fimbriatum Hoffmsgg. non Lindl. 1843; Oncidium micropogon var. bahiense Cogn. 1905; Oncidium psyche Schltr. 1921; Onicidium reisii Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Oncidium subciliatum Hoffmanns. 1843; Oncidium trichodes Lindl. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium barbatum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O trichodes drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0271 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as O trichodes drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as O trichodes; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as O trichodes; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as O trichodes; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo as Alatiglossum ciliatum; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Alatiglossum ciliatum photo fide