Oncidium leleui R.Jiménez & Soto Arenas 1990 SECTION Oblongata Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz ©, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Leleu's Oncidium [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in southwestern Mexico in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Oaxaca and Guerrero in deciduous forests with a dry season at elevations around 250 to 950 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptical to ovate, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved, clear yellow partially enveloped basally by several imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carryig 1 to 2, apical, acute, linear to strap-shaped, greenish-yellow, conduplicate below into a long, narrow petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, arching, 20 to 70" [47.5 to 175 cm] long, many flowered inflorescnece arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying widely spread flowers that are located from end to end of the inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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