Oncidium lucasianum Rolfe 1894

Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Lucas' Oncidium

Flower Size 1.1" [2.9 cm]

Found in Cajamarca Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2950 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, subcompressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leafless cataphyls and carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect becoming arching towards the apex, paniculate, stiff, shortly branched, to 8" [20 cm] long, several florwered inflorescence arising on a newly matured growth.

Synonyms Vitekorchis lucasiana (Rolfe) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922