Oncidium hapalotyle Schltr. 1921 SECTION Rostrata Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shade WarmCool Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Loose Cali Oncidium [refers to the hairy callus]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2000 [3500?] meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, slightly laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, narrowing below into the elongate, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on a basal through the leaf axil, erect, to 32" [to 80 cm] long, paniculate, several branched, each branch 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oncidium erucatum Königer 1996; Oncidium falcicorne Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium kalbreyerianum Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium kalbreyerianum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium falcicorne drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 560 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Odontoglossu Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok

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