!Solenidiopsis tigroides (C. Schweinf.) Senghas 1986

Photo courtesy of Tien Pham of V&T Orchids.

Flower Closeup

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Tiger-Like Solenidiopsis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes on mossy trees at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epipphyte with narrowly ovate to pear-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 pairs of distichous, imbricating, lower leafless uppermost leaf-bearing and carrying two to three, apical, oblong, rounded apically, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate, petiolate base that blooms in the late spring on a basal, suberect, to spreading, then arching to pendulous, stout, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newlyu matured pseudobulb through the basal axil of the inner sheath and carries fleshy, nonresupinate flowers that have a very pleasing scent.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum tigroides C. Schweinf. 1945; Oncidium tigroides [Schweinf.] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Solenidiopsis rhombicalla D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Billetin Vol 64 No 7 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as S rhombicalla Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium rhombicallum; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium tigroides; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 12(1), Dalstrom 2012 as Odontoglossum tigrioides

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