Oncidium imitans Dressler 1997 SECTION Synsepala Photo by Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade Cool

Common Name The Similar Oncidium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in tall wet, evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate to elliptical, laterally compressed, 2 edged pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, apically, unequally bilobed, gradually narrowing and conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an axillary, to 3.2" to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long racemose, ascending, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007

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