Oncidium warszewiczii Rchb.f. 1852 SECTION Synsepala

Inflorescence Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade ColdSummer Fall

Common Name Warszewicz' Oncidium [German Orchid Collector South America 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama in premontane to montane cloudforests at elevations around 2000 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate-elliptic, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an ascending, racemose, nodding above, 16" [40 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 7 to 10 close bracts and carrying scentless flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 152. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; *Schedul. Orchid. 10: 106. 1930; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/ Oncidium Bakers 2005; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;