Oncidium karwinskii (Lindl.) Lindl. 1838 SECTION Stellata Photo by © Lourens Grobler.

Part shade Cool Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name Karwinski's Oncidium [Hungarian Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 2" tall [5 cm]

Found in Mexico on cool moist shaded slopes in montane forests of the Pacific coast at elevations around 1100 to 1800 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with broadly ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, pairs of distichous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, short, narrow, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an axillary, 39" [100 cm] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with widely spaced branches.

Synonyms *Cyrtochilum karwinskii Lindl. 1837; Miltonia karwinskii (Lindl.) Lindl. 1849; Miltonioides karwinskii (Lindl.) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Odontoglossum karwinskii (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1854; Odontoglossum laeve var. karwinskii (Lindl.) H.D.Sawyer 1946

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Miltonia karwinski; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 drawing as Odontoglossum karwinskii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Miltonoides karwinski; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 631 Hagsater & Soto 2001 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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