Oncidium magnificum Senghas 1993 SECTION Heterantha Photo by Hans-Gerhardt Seeger

Common Name The Magnificent Oncidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations of 1300 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to narrowly ovate, distinct midrib, strongly compressed laterally, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a paniculate, heteranthous, erect, subflexuose, very short peduncle, 6 to 10 spreading to ascending shortly branched, several flowered inflorescence with each branch carrying 1 to 2 abortive flowers and 1 to 2 fertile, mildly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Heteranthocidium magnificum (Senghas) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing/photo fide; Oncidium A Monograph Vol 1 Koniger drawing/photo fide

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