Oncidium schroederianum (O'Brien) Garay & Stacy 1974 SECTION Stellata Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

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Common Name Schroeder's Oncidium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 2/5" x 2 3/4" [3.5 x 7 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane cloud forests as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters with elliptic-oblong, coarsely sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts which turn papery, 1 to 2, subcoriaceous, abaxially carinate, conduplicate at the base leaves that blooms in the spring summer and early fall on an erect to arching, 8" [20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb, subtended with triangular bracts carrying fragrant, waxy flowers.

Synonyms *Miltonia schroederiana O'Brien 1887; Miltonioides confusa (Garay) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Miltonioides schroederiana (Veitch) Lückel 1986; Odontoglossum confusum Garay 1962; Odontoglossum schroederianum Rchb. f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 149. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia schroederiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 drawing as Odontoglossum schroederianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 drawing as Odontoglossum confusum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Miltonioides schroederiana; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002

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