Oncidium echinops Königer 1995 SECTION Heterantha Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding Copyrighted ©

Common Name The Plain Hedgehog Oncidium [refers to the spiny, pilose callus]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with very narrowly conical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the narrow, elongate, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the winter on a 24 to 39" [60 to 100 cm] long, arching, many flowered inflorescence that is shortly paniculate with branches that branch again and each carry several abortive flowers and a single apical viable flower

Synonyms Oncidium hirtzii Dodson 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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