Oncidium lankesteri Ames 1923 SECTION Sphacelata Photos courtesy of Tony Watkinson Copyright

Common Name Lankester's Oncidium [American Botanist in Costa Rica Early 20th cen]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the winter

Often Cited as a synonym of O lankesteri but if the photos are correctly identified then they appear different, I have left it separate until I have more inflromation.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Oncidium's, The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger Photo/drawing as O ansiferum

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