Oncidium hintonii L.O. Williams 1941SECTION Stellata

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Common Name Hinton's Oncidium [American Orchid Collector 20th cen]

Flower Size .8" to 1.4" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Durango, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Jalisco and Michoacan states of Mexico in pine oak forests on the Pacific coast at elevations of 750 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate to elliptic, laterally compressed, ancipitous, 3 to 5 longitudinally grooved and ridged pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 4 to 6, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying, 2 to 3, apical, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute, erect to arching, slightly leathery, keeled dorsally, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary from the base, 16 to 47" [40 to 120 cm] long, many [15 to 72] flowered, paniculate inflorescence carrying successive to simultaneous opening, fragrant, showy flowers

Synonyms Cyrtochilum maculatum var. parviflorum Lindl. 1841; Odontoglossum subcruciforme A.H.Heller 1969; Oncidium lindleyi (Galeotti ex Lindl.) R.Jiménez & Soto Arenas 1992; Oncidium maculatum var. donianum Rchb.f. 1855; Oncidium maculatum var. lindleyi Galeotti ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium maculatum var. parviflorum ( Lindl. ) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium maculatum var. vinosum Lindl. 1855; Oncidium subcruciforme (A.H.Heller) Garay & Stacy 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 1992 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing good; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #2 2015 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018