Oncidium dactyliferum Garay & Dunsterv.1972 SECTION Rostrata

Photo by Alexander Hirtz


Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

Part shade Hot cool Fall

Common Name The Finger-Like Oncidium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru in wet, tropical, montane forests at elevations around 100 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with laterally compressed, ancipitous, lightly grooved, speckled with purple pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a larger leaf like blade and a smaller one on the other side and carrying 2, strap-shaped, acute, keeled, gradually folding into short, conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an axillary, to 7" [18 cm] long, arching to suberect, shortly branched, paniculate inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying a few to many flowers all held in the apical half with 2 to 3 flowers on each branch.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 559 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Baker's 2005; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide