Oncidium durangense Hágsater 1981 SECTION Oblongata

TYPE Photo by © Eric Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Another Flower

Photo by © Noble Bashor


Common Name The Durango Oncidium [State In Mexico]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Durango and Sinaloa states of Mexico in pine/oak forests at elevations of 1600 to 2134 meters near Corralitos, on oaks as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with apple-green, ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped by 3 to 5, distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost 3 being leaf-bearing and carrying 2 or 3, apical, arching, linear to strap-shaped, acute, keeled ventrally, slightly leathery, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an axillary, erect to arching, paniculate, to 4 simple branched, 30" [75 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with slightly fragrant flowers.

CAUTION Many sources cite this species as a synonym of O reflexum but I have left them separte until more information becomes avaiable

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(1) Hagsater 1981 Photo/drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Oncidium nebulosum; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 as syn of O reflexum;