Oncidium pictum Kunth 1816 SECTION Rostrata

Another Angle Photos courtesy of Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

FragrantPart ShadeCoolColdFall

Common Name The Painted Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador? and Peru? in premontane and montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2150 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, shiny, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a paniculate, 15 to 20 branched, short and spreading each with 3 to 7 flowers, ascending to erect to arcuate, 24" to 5' 4" [60 to 160 cm] long inflorescence arising through the axils of a inner leaf sheath and carries fragrant flowers scented with honey.

Synonyms Oncidium anfractum Rolfe 1909; Oncidium hedyosmum Schltr. 1922; Oncidium reichenbachii Lindl. 1855

References W3 Tropicos , Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium anfractum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Oncidium reichenbachii drawing good; Flora De Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 5 Foldats 1970 as Oncidium reichenbachii drawing good; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1960; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Oncidium reichenbachii drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0140 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as O reichenbachii; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as O reichenbachii drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide

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