!Solenidium racemosum Lindl.1846 photo by © Luis Alfonso Gallón L and The Neotropical Live Plant Photo Website

Drawing Drawing courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz © by Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie street, London Copyright © .

Part shade WarmCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Racemose Solenidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil in cloud forests at elevations around 500 to 900 [2800]? meters as a small to medium szied, warm to cold growing epiphyte with close set, shiney light brown, fairly strongly compressed, lightly curved with age, banana-like pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, liguate, rather thin, finely sulcate mid nerve, carinate, tapering apically, basally clasping below leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, on a newly arising growth long before the pseudobulb develops, suberect, subterete, light green, racemose, to 14" [35 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence with small, close-fitting floral bracts

Synonyms Oncidium racemosum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 11 1983 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide;

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