Oncidium maduroi Dressler 2000 SECTION Oncidium Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name Maduro's Oncidium [Panamanian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Panama on the Atlantic coast at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly oblong-ovate, compressed, grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 sheathing leaves and 1 to 2 apical, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, apiculate, basally narrowed leaves and blooms in the summer on a lateral, 16" to 36" [40 to 90 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence with a few flowers per branch and conduplicate, acute floral bracts.

Similar to both Oncidium anthocrene and Oncidium fuscatum yet differs in the "tabula infrastigmata" beneath the stigma that has 3 connected ridges that form an "M" or "T" shape.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum maduroi (Dressler) Senghas 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 8 2000 photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007;

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