Oncidium panduriforme Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 SECTION Oncidium

Photo by Sune Holt

Another Flower

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Partial shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Lute-Shaped Oncidium

Flower Size .8 to.9" [2 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests in tree canopies at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 8 distichous, overlapping, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, leathery, narrowing towards the base, tightly conduplicate for a ways up the leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, stout, erect, many branched panicle, many flowered, zig-zag inflorescence with 5 to 8 flowers on each branch.

Synonyms Cyrtochiloides panduriformis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1471 Mora & Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 photo/drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Cyrtochiloides panduriformis photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006;