Oncidium tipuloides Rchb.f. 1852 SECTION Oblongata

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Part shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Gnat-Like Oncidium [refers to the numerous flowers in the branched inflorescence resembling a swarm of gnats]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elliptic to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, acute to shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a erect to ascending, rather stout, loosely paniculate, many branched, many flowered, branches rather loosely few flowered, fractiflex inflorescence carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum tipuloides (Rchb.f.) Dalström & W.E.Higgins 2016; Oncidium ototmeton Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium otometon; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Icones Orcidacearum Peruviarun Plate 536 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2005

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