Oncidium oblongatum Lindl. 1844 SECTION Oblongata Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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Common Name The Slanting Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

An uncommon, medium sized, warm to cool growing, compact, Mexican and Guatemalan?, epiphytic species from dry forests at elevatons up to 2100 meters with ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 2 to 4, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-ligulate to linear-lanceolate, subcoriaceous, suberect, narrowed basally, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms with an axillary, erect, 4'8" [1.4 meter] long, short branched, many flowered panicle with showy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium brevifolium A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Oncidium pelicanum Lindl. 1840; Oncidium xanthochlorum Klotzsch 1852;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium brevifolium; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing fide/photo ok; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger Photo/drawing; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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