Oncidium splendidum A. Rich. ex Duch. 1862 SECTION Crassifolia

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Common Name The Splendid Oncidium

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua at elevations around 825 to 850 meters as a medium sized, mule eared with obvious pseudobulbs, warm to hot growing lithophyte on rocky hillsides with clustered, suborbicular, compressed, dull brown-green to purple green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, obtuse leaf that is "V" shaped in cross-section and blooms in the early spring through early summer with an erect, 4' [120 cm] long, many flowered panicle with large, longlasting flowers.

Synonyms Lophiaris splendida (A.Rich. ex Duch.) Christenson 2006; Lophiaris splendida f. holoxantha (auct.) Christenson 2006; Oncidium splendidum var. holoxanthum auct. 1925; Oncidium splendidum var. xanthinum auct. 1928; Oncidium tigrinum La Llave & Lex. var. splendidum Hkr.f 1871; Trichocentrum splendidum (A.Rich. ex Duch.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium tigrinum var splendisum; AOS Bulltein Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 3 1957 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 298 No 2 1959 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 10 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1061 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/456 1992 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum splendidum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum splendidum; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo;