Oncidium lykaiosii R.Vásquez & Dodson 2001 SECTION Excavata Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website


Plant and Inflorescence

Flower Angles Photo curetesy of Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Part shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Wolf Oncidium [Named for the German Corporation that helped contribute to the botanical science of Bolivia]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia in seasonally dry thorn bush forests called Chaco and in humid montane forests at elevations around 1530 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect-arcuate, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on an erect, almost straight, paniculate, 4 branched, the branches ascending, several flowered inflorescence with each branch 1 to 6 flowered and carrying scentless flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo