Oncidium hians Lindl. 1838 SECTION Paucituberculta


Flower Closeup

Photos by Americo Docha Neto


Common Name The Gaping Oncidium [refers to the large teeth of the callus]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil and maybe Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with slightly compressed, round pseudobulbs, partially enveloped by 2 to 3, basal, dry, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong to linear-oblong, keeled dorsally, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, slender, erect, simple to few branched, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with well spaced flowers

CAUTION!!! This species is very similar to O edwallii and has been confused in some references. I follow Pabst here but I am not 100% sure that this is correct as I have not been able to see Cogniaux's or Lindley's type descritions or drawings.

Synonyms Aurinocidium hians ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Grandiphyllum hians ( Lindl. ) Docha Neto 2006; Oncidium leucostomum Hoffmanns. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium maxilligerum Lem. 1856; Oncidium quadricorne Klotzsch 1852;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 not = O edwallii; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 as O edwallii drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;