Oncidium harlingii Stacy 1978 SECTION Serpentia

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name Harling's Oncidium [Swedish Botanist specializing in Ecuador 20th cen]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial on the ground among moss at elevations of 1800 to 3100 meters with an elongate, creeping, branching, sheathed rhizome, with ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous with a single, coriaceous, short, conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, from the leaf axils, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on a matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Brevilongium harlingii (Stacy) Christenson 2006; Ecuadorella harlingii (Stacy) Dodson & G.A.Romero 2010; Otoglossum harlingii ( Stacy ) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 476 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Otoglossum harlingii; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Otoglossum harlingii; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Otoglossum harlingii; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 as Brevilongium harlingii; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 4 2008 photo as Otoglossum harlingii; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 as Ecuadorella harlingii drawing fide