Oncidium parviflorum L.O. Williams 1942 SECTION Excavata


Photos by The AOS Species Identification Task Force Website

FAINTFragrancePart shadeHot to Warm LATEWinter to EARLY Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Oncidium

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic to ovoid, laterally compressed, longitudinally grooved and ridged, ancipitous, brown spotted pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying two apical, oblong-lanceolate, thin, conduplicate and narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, slender, arching, paniculate, densely many flowered inflorescence that arises on a matured pseudobulb with many alternate branches with a decided bottle-brush look and carrying a few to several, long-lasting, faintly fragrant flowers on each branch.

Synonyms Odontoglossum parviflorum (L.O.Williams) Dalström & W.E.Higgins 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 11(1): 33, t. 1. 1942; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide;