Oncidium oviedomotae Hágsater 1973 SECTION Stellata

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Common Name Oviedo Mota's Oncidium [Mexican General and Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota orchid lover 1900's]

Flower Size .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long

Found in Jalisco and Michuacan states of Mexico as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with elliptic, laterally flattened, longitudinally slightly sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by 2 pairs of leaf-bearing, deciduous, elliptic sheaths and carrying 2, apical, elliptic, conduplicate basally, subcoriaceous, flexible leaves that blooms in the spring on a firm, erect then arching, peduncle from the base of last years pseudobulb and through the sheaths, provided with scarious, compressed bracts at regular intervals, paniculate, widely spaced branches, each branch 3 to 8 flowered, to 32" [80 cm] long, rachis to 14" [35 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with triangular, amplexicaul, scarious floral bracts and carrying long-lasting, showy, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms Miltonioides oviedomotae (Hágsater) Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *