Oncidium planilabre Lindl. 1851 SECTION Planilabria Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Part shadeHot to CoolSummer

Common Name The Flat-Lip Oncidium

Flower Size about 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Panama and western Ecuador in tropical dry and moist forests as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that is found at elevations of sealevel to 2500 meters with elliptical, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summeron an erect then arching, to 6' [to 180 cm] long, few branched inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Similar to Onc panamense Schlechter but differs in being a smaller plant, and the column is wingless, instead there are 3 downward projecting teeth over the stigma and a 2mm long tubercle at the base of the crest. The arrows in the photo point to these teeth and tubercle.

Synonyms Oncidium aloisii Schltr. 1921; Oncidium calobulbon Linden & Rchb.f. 1882; Oncidium hirundo Rchb. f. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing ok; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as O aloisii; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O aloisii; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 7 1962 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as O aloisii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as O aloisii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 188 Dodson 1980 drwawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1244 Dodson 1985 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0141 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawinmg fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing;

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