Oncidium stipitatum Lindl. 1843 SECTION Cebolletae Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Stake Shaped Oncidium

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia at elevations of 20 to 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with small, cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 4 to 6 papery, imbricate, evanescent sheaths and a single, fleshy terete leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, horizontal to ascending, paniculate, 9 to 28" [24 to 70 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with the showy flowers held at the apex.

Synonyms Cohniella stipitata (Lindl.) Christenson 1999; Oncidium lacerum Lindl. 1844; Stilifolium stipitatum (Lindl.) Königer & Pongratz 1997; Trichocentrum lacerum ined; Trichocentrum nudum subsp. stipitatum (Lindl.) Dressler & N.H.Williams 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as On stipitatum var platyonyx; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 87. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum stpitatum; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Cohniella stipitata; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002

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