Oncidium leopardinum Lindl. 1855 SECTION Heterantha Photos by Ruben Velazquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Leopard-Like Oncidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 3150 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate to long ovate, laterally compressed, rounded 2 edged pseudobulbs enveloped partially below by 2 sheaths with one being leaf-bearing and carrying usually 2, apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, becoming conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, heteranthous, paniculate, arcuate-spreading to nodding, not twining, peduncle shorter than the rachis, 8 to 12 branched, branches short, each branch 3 to 5 normal flowered and also with 1 to 3 very small, abortive flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oncidium cheiri Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium cycnicolle Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium oloricolle Rchb.f. 1888; Oncidium semele Linden ex Rchb.f. 1870; Oncidium virgulatum Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O cycnicolle; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium virgulatum drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium semele drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O oloricolle drawing ok; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as O cycnicolle; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium cheiri; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as O semele; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as O tigratum not; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as O virgulatum

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