Oncidium hebraicum Rchb. f. 1875 SECTION Oncidium

Photo By Pieter C Brouwer


Common Name The Hebrew Oncidium [refers to the petals marking looking like hebrew script

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 780 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ellipsoid, strongly compressed, ridged and sulcate with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of foliaceous sheaths that are smaller than the single, apical, oblong, short-petiolate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on a pendunculate, paniculate, 3' 4" [1m] long, many short branches with few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Cited as a synonym of Oncidium baueri but I feel that they are different.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 529 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as O baueri pg 260 photo ok