Oncidium maculatum [Lindley] Lindley 1841 SECTION Stellata

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Common Name The Spotted Oncidium

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras in lower wet montane forests as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte occuring on trees in forests at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters with ovoid, clustered, strongly compressed pseudobulbs, subtended by 2 leafless sheaths, and carrying 2, apical, linear-ligulate to oblong-elliptic, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on an erect, to 3' 4" [100 cm] long, many flowered, paniculate or racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with long lasting, glossy, fragrant honey scented flowers.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum grandiflorum Lodd. 1844; Cyrtochilum leuchochilum Linden ex Morren 1855; Cyrtochilum maculatum Lindley 1838; Cyrtochilum maculatum var. aristatum Regel 1855; Cyrtochilum maculatum var. ecornutum Hook. 1840; Odontoglossum johnsonorum L.O.Williams 1954; Odontoglossum lindleyi Gal. 1852; *Odontoglossum maculatum Lindl. 1824; Oncidium funereum La Llave & Lex 1825; Oncidium johnsonorum L.O.Williams 1954; Oncidium lintriculus Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium maculatum var. psittacinum Rchb.f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium psittacinum Linden 1855; Oncidium sawyeri L.O. Williams 1951; Oncidium tigrinum Lindl 1855;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Oncidium maculatum var. donianum ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium lintrinculus drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium funereum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 147. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Odontoglossum maculatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 as O tigrinum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 9 1963 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #4 1967; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 1 1968 photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as O sawyeri drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 2 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 # 5 1980 photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as O sawyeri drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1056 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 12 1986 photo fide; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5 1992 as O aff maculatum photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Oncidium sawyeri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as O lintriculus excluded taxa; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo as O maculatum f album; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 Photo/drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as Cyrtochilum maculatum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide;

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