Oncidium stenoglossum (Schltr.) Dressler & N.H.Williams 1975

SECTION Stellata Photo by the Epidendra website.

Part shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Slim Lipped Oncidium

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with clear green, sulcate, compressed, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 pairs of imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, strongly carinate, obtuse, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, lateral, green with red spotches, to 42" [110 cm] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Miltonia stenoglossa Schltr.1923; Miltonioides leucomelas subsp. acutum Bockemühl & Senghas 1988; Miltonioides pauciflora (L.O.Williams) Hamer & Garay 1985; Miltonioides stenoglossa (Schltr.) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Odontoglossum laeve var. auratum Rchb.f. 1885; Odontoglossum pauciflorum L.O.Williams 1954; Odontoglossum stenoglossum (Schltr.) L.O.Williams ex Correll 1948

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Miltonia stenoglossum; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Odontoglossum pauciflorum drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Odontoglossum stenoglossum drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Odontoglossum pauciflorum drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Odontoglossum stenoglossum drawing ok; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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