Oncidium cajamarcae Schltr.1921 SECTION Verrucituberculata

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Cajamarca Oncidium [A Department of Peru]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with ovate, strongly compressed, ancipitous pseudobulb carrying 1 to 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms on an erect, basal, paniculate, 3' [90 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3 branches with 5 to 10 flowers on each branch that open successively beginning at the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide