Oncidium tipuloides Rchb.f. 1852 SECTION Oblongata

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Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas

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 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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