Oncidium stacyi Garay 1973 SECTION Cebolletae Photo courtesy of Dario Melgar

Flower Detail Photo by © José Luis Panozo Añez

Common Name Stacy's Oncidium [American Orchid Enthusisast]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru in tropical rainforest high in the canopy at elevations around 450 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs that are enveloped by several pairs of small scarious imbricate bracts with a single, apical, pendant, channeled, apex pointed, lightly arcuate, stiffly coriaceous, terete leaf which blooms in the spring on a basal, lightly fractiflex, erect to arcuate, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence, with 5 to 6 small lanceolate bracts and a narrowly elliptic, concave, long tapered to a laterally compressed, triangular long pointed apicule floral bract, arising from a mature pseudobulb with many [14 to 20] showy flowers.

Synonyms Cohniella stacyi (Garay) Christenson 1999; Lophiaris wittii [Oppenheim] Braeme 1993; Oncidium wittii Oppenheim 1916; Stilifolium stacyi (Garay) Lückel 1998; Trichocentrum stacyi (Garay) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O wittii; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 4 1982 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 572 Dodson 1982 as Oncidium wittii drawing fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 as Lophiaris wittii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Oncidium wittii photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 535 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Cohniella stacyi; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum stacyi; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum wittii; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum stacyi; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide