Oncidium bennettii Christenson 1995 SECTION Verrucituberculata

Drawing by Perez & Bennett and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning Bennett's Oncidium [American Botanist in Ecuador 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cuzco department of Peru on shrub and grass covered damp slopesat elevations around 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid, wrinkled with age pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3 foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, paniculate, 24 to 30" [60 to 75 cm] long, branches clustered to the apex, several flowered inflorescence with inconspicuous, distant bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 47(2): 200202, f. 12. Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014