Oncidium hastatum (Batem.] Lindley 1850-1 SECTION Stellata

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Common Name The Lance Head Oncidium

Flower Size 2" [5cm]

Found in Colima, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Jalisco and Michoacan states of Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters, as a medium sized, cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic species from near the Pacific coast in the states of ith large, ovoid conical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 distichous, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear to linear-oblanceolate, arcuate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an up to 8.5 ft [250 cm] long as a loosely branched, many flowered panicle with lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum jurgensenianum Lem. 1854; *Odontoglossum hastatum Bateman 1843; Odontoglossum hastatum var. roezlii Rchb.f. 1876; Odontoglossum phyllochilum C.Morren 1849; Oncidium hastatum var. atratum Lindl. 1855; Oncidium hastatum var. flavescens Lindl. 1855; Oncidium hastatum var. hemimelaenum Rchb.f. 1887;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/459 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide