Oncidium adelaidae Königer 1995 SECTION Heterantha

Side Flower View

Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz ©, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Adelaida's Oncidium [Named For Sra. Bohmer of Cali Colombia Current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia in premontane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with closely spaced, narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, slightly rugose pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 1 to 2 pairs of, distichous, imbricating leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, conduplicate below into the short, narrow base that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, arching to nodding, 39 to 51" [100 to 130 cm] long, paniculate, to 30 well spaced branches from end to end, many flowered inflorescence with fragrant [honey], lipped flowers and sterile flowers on the secondary branches and the occassional one on primary branches,

Synonyms Heteranthocidium adelaide [Koniger] Szlach. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as O heternathum not photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = O adelaidae; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide