Oncidium lentiginosum Rchb.f. 1854

Lip detail Drawings by Reichenbach f. "Xenia Orchidacea" vol. 1.Fig. 3, cut from tab. 63(http://www.botanicus.org/page/696463)


Common Name The Freckled Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 400 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, to 3" long, compressed, generally fairly strongly grooved pseudobulbs enveloped by a pair of leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, erect, smooth, medium green, linear, obtuse, minutely bilobed apically, mid nerve dorsally finely carinate, folded and becoming conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, axillary, to 20" [50 cm] long, occasionally small branching and fractiflex towards the apex, alternate, several to many flowered inflorecence

Synonyms Oncidium pardalis Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Oncidium pardalis; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium pardalis drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumne XV Parte 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as O pardalis; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006;