Oncidium reflexum Lindl. 1837 SECTION Oblongata Photo by © Thanh Nam Nguyen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor

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Common Name The Back-Bent Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

A medium sized, warm to cold growing, Mexican, Guatemalan and El Salvadorian epiphyte found on Pacific ocean facing slopes in oaks at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters with ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, thin, leaf-less below and leafy above sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the short, petiole-like base leaves and blooms in the fall on an axillary, slender, straggling, 1 to 3' [30 to 90 cm] long, pale green with crimson spots, loosely branched, few to many flowered panicle.

Many sources include O suave and O durangense as synonyms but I have left them and their synonyms separate until better references become available.

Synonyms Oncidium acrochordonia Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium durangense Hágsater 1981; Oncidium funereum Lindl. 1855; Oncidium macropterum A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Oncidium pelicanum Hort. Monac. ex Lindl. 1840; Oncidium reflexum var. intermedium Regel 1856; Oncidium suttonii Bateman ex Lindl. 1842; Oncidium tayleurii Lindl. 1855; Oncidium uncia Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium acrochordonia drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium macropterum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium uncia; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium suttonii drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985: Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Knoiger 2007 photo/drawing

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