Oncidium sprucei Lindley 1855 SECTION Cebolletae

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Reginaldo Baião

LATE EARLY

Common Name Spruce's Oncidium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found from Surinam, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru at elevations of 180 to 500 meters in tropical wet forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with hidden pseudobulbs carrying a single, terete, grooved, stiff, acute to obtuse, green to reddish green leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, twisting, racemose to paniculate, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cohniella sprucei (Lindl.) Königer & Pongr. 2000; Trichocentrum sprucei (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0144 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0360 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006 as Cohniella cebolleta

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