Oncidium estradae Dodson 1980 SECTION Sphacelatum Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Estrada's Oncidium [Ecuadorian Botanist and Collector Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in tropical moist cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, strongly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse leaf that gradually narrows into a narrow, conduplicate, petiole-like base and blooms on an axillary, 6' [2 meter] long, nodding, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 179 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;