Lophiaris straminea (Bateman ex Lindl.) Braem 1993 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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Common Name The Straw Yellow Oncidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A mule-eared, small sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species that is endemic to central Veracruz, Mexico in tropical semi-deciduous and warm oak forests often along streams and in ravines at an altitude of 600 to 1000 meters with a subcylindric, small pseudobulb enveloped by several scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, elliptic, acute, often with red dotted leaf that blooms in the summer on a erect to arcuate, to about 8" [20 cm] long, panicle or raceme arising on a mature growth that has triangular, acute bracts with several to many [30 to 50] flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium arietinum Kranzl. 1922; Oncidium columbae hort. ex Rchb. f. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium saltator Lem. 1847; Oncidium stramineum Bateman ex Lindl. 1838; Trichocentrum stramineum (Bateman ex Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium stramineum photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium stramineum drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium saltator; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium stramineum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium arietinum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium stramineum; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 as Oncidium stramineum; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 79 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 as Oncidium stramineum drawing fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum stramineum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum stramineum

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