Oncidium ariasii Königer 1994 SECTION Heterantha

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Common Name Arias' Oncidium [Peruvian nurseryman - current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru near Tingo Maria at elevations of 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with closely spaced, ovate, to elliptic, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseuodobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, oblong-oblanceolate, rounded to obtuse, narrow near the base to a conduplicate, short, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the summer on a arching to horizontal, basal, paniculate inflorescence arising from the axils of the basal leaf sheaths with several, short, closely spaced towards the apex branches that bear several flowers both fertile and sterile flowers

Synonyms Heteranthocidium isidrense (Chiron) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006; Oncidium isidrense Chiron 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 525 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006