Oncidium phymatochilum Lindl. 1850-1 SECTION Oncidium Photo courtesy of Roman Maruska and His Digital Orchid Page

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Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name Pad-Like Lip Oncidium

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found as a short, medium sized, warm to cool growing, erect epiphyte in Mexico?, Guatemala? and Espiritu Santo state Brazil at elevations 650 to 1300 meters with fusiform, slightly compressed, enveloped basally by several imbricating sheaths and carrying a single apical, elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, coriaceous, acute or obtuse, dark green, speckled red basally leaf and blooms in the fall on a pendant, 3 to 6' [90 to 180 cm] long, loosely many flowered, fractiflex panicle that is pale green with crimson spots and has showy, spicely fragrant flowers with highly variable lateral sepals.

Synonyms Miltonia phymatochila (Lindl.) N.H. Williams & M.W. Chase 2001; Phymatochilum brasiliense Christenson 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium chrysops drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 1 1962 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 drawing; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Miltonia phymatochila; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo as Phymatochilum brasiliense; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Miltonia phymatochila; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Miltonia phymatochila

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